Official figures on how many nurses actually get vaccinated are not yet available. However, individual cantons have made estimates, such as Bern. There they expect a vaccination rate of over 30 percent.
In contrast, the rate is higher in the canton of Lucerne. David Dürr, Head of the Health and Sport Service, explains: “80 to 90 percent of people who live in homes can be vaccinated, and almost half of employees.”
He also made a statement on the sometimes high number of nurses who do not want to be vaccinated. A distinction must be made: “Between people who still have unanswered questions and a smaller group who generally reject vaccinations.” Steffen assumes, however, “that the willingness to vaccinate will continue to increase, because with the approval of the vaccines the frequently requested information is available and the benefits of the vaccination in everyday life are clearly shown”.
Christoph Berger, Head of the Federal Commission for Vaccination Issues (EKIF) explains with regard to the safety of the vaccine: “So far, the vaccination has not shown any serious side effects in the studies; it is not recommended for pregnant women due to a lack of data. Monitoring is carried out for rarer or later side effects. For now, it is important to reduce the daily hospitalizations and deaths due to Covid-19. ”