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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Vaccinating health care workers a slow process in Columbia County

Only half are fully vaccinated


August 12, 2021

DAYTON—A question on the minds of many in our community is why the Columbia County Health System (CCHS) does not require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Back in January, CCHS employees took an internal survey to assess their receptivity to the vaccine. According to Stephanie Carpenter, COO, one-third said yes, they would. One-third said probably, but not now, and one-third said they would not get the vaccine.

Last week, Carpenter said that currently, only a little over half of all CCHS employees are fully vaccinated.

At the hospital district board meeting in May, Commis...

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