Unvaccinated health workers are working with sick people in Herøy Municipality

NursePhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

Unvaccinated health workers are working with the oldest and sickest people during the ongoing infection outbreak in Herøy Municipality. 

The Municipality has around 8,800 inhabitants, and 125 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus since November 20, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) writes.

According to the Municipality, 21 of the almost 400 employees in the municipal health service are still unvaccinated. The Municipality admits that it is unable to relocate the unvaccinated workers to other work tasks.

“For me, it is a paradox. These are the very weakest, the ones we have to protect. I would think that everyone who works there would do what they can to prevent those we need to protect the most from being exposed to infection,” municipal director Trond Arne Aglen told NRK.

Eli Karin Kvalsund, the chief shop steward for the Fagforbundet in Herøy, asks all the members in the health service to get vaccinated.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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