Podcast for Chicago Police Officers
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Student, UIC College of Applied Health Sciences
Student, UIC College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
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In 2020, the leading cause of active-duty police fatalities was COVID-19 – more than all other causes combined. In that same year, over 1,560 Chicago police officers tested positive for COVID, and there were four confirmed active-duty police fatalities among Chicago police officers due to COVID. Despite this fact, when surveyed, only 38% agreed to take the vaccine, n =3,300. This number is drastically lower than the 60% in favor of vaccination when all adults were surveyed, n =12,648. Since social distancing is not always an option for police, and their departments don’t mandate vaccinations, the need to reach this population to encourage vaccinations is vital.
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