Nursing staff asked to take Covid-19 vaccine jab to serve as role models
New Delhi: Various Nurses' Associations have moved to encourage the nursing staff to serve as a role model for citizens of India by getting themselves vaccinated against Covid-19 at the earliest.
National-level nursing associations including the All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF), The Indian Nursing Council, and The Trained Nurses' Association of India have recently issued a notification requesting all the nursing staff to feel confident about the vaccine, stating that COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool in stopping the pandemic.
All India Government Nurses Federation, in its letter, expressed that it wants all the Nurses of India as well as aboard to remain safe and healthy even in this current Pandemic.
"We care about your health as you are on the front lines and risk being exposed to COVID-19 and many other infections each day at the workplace. At this current time, getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step to prevent getting ill with COVID-19 disease, " it added.
Stating that healthcare personnel are among the first to receive the vaccine as their role is essential in fighting this pandemic, AIGNF explained, " Getting yourself vaccinated now will help to protect you and the patients you care for and who are at risk for severe illness from COVID-19. This is also an opportunity for you to serve as a role model in our community. By getting vaccinated first, you can positively influence the vaccination decisions of co-workers, residents, friends, and family."