To vaccinate or not to vaccinate: that is the question.
As a critical care paramedic and medical educator, I have heard many opinions over the past few months since a COVID-19 vaccine has been introduced.
The majority of medical professionals in the United States and the world are in support of receiving the COVID-19 vaccines. Many of us have seen the true toll that COVID-19 has taken on the people of the world--not only deaths but also hospitalization, isolation or quarantine, mental health challenges and treatable medical conditions not being managed appropriately due to lack of services or patients not wanting to risk being infected. The actual cost of COVID in lives, quality of life and expenses can never truly be calculated.