In an open letter penned earlier this month, the National Milk Producers Federation is urging farmers and ranchers to get the COVID-19 vaccination. The NMPF’s Theresa Sweeney-Murphy, said vaccination rates in rural America are lagging behind their urban and suburban counterparts, which is problematic for a variety of reasons.
“Lower vaccination rates are leading to an increase number of COVID infections, including severe cases where patients need to be hospitalized. Rural areas are already medically underserved, so the availability of hospital beds and equipment is already limited.”
Sweeney said NMPF has done a series of vaccine promotions including an Op-ed by Randy Mooney published in the Des Moines Register, USA Today, just to name a few.
“We have a COVID-19 toolbox that’s going out and that is about the Delta variant and what dairy employers need to know about it.”
She noted the federation has been promoting vaccinations since the spring.
Click Here to read the open letter signed by 30 different Ag organizations.
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