According to Dr Priscilla Frase, director of medical information for the health system, several people getting vaccinated at Ozarks Healthcare have taken drastic measures and begged doctors to remain silent about their inoculation status.
In a video posted by Ozarks Healthcare, Frase said people worried about how their loved ones “would react if they found out they had received the vaccine.”
“No one should have to feel that kind of pressure to get something they want,” Frase said.
“We should all be able to be free to do whatever we want to do – and that includes people who don’t want the vaccine as well as people who want to be vaccinated,” she said.
Frase added that “we need to stop ridiculing” people for their decisions.
According to the latest data provided by Johns Hopkins, 41.3 percent of Missouri’s population have been fully immunized. The national average is 49.9%.