If a patient has a health condition can they ask if their doctor or nurse is vaccinated against COVID-19?

Patients want to know if they have the right to ask whether their doctors or nurses are vaccinated against COVID-19.

One woman says she worries because she’s immunocompromised. Though she has had the booster shot, she still worries as she fights an illness.

Dr. Richard Demme, a retired doctor from Strong Memorial Hospital, says that a patient may ask for a vaccinated doctor or nurse, but if that is not available then they can leave to find it somewhere else.

He also said that while a patient has the right to ask, if the doctors or nurses do not want to disclose their vaccination status then the hospital cannot tell them.

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