New studies show COVID-19 vaccines protect health care workers and their households

But largest NJ health care worker union wants release of infection rates among state’s frontline workers

New studies show that, even as cases of COVID-19 surged in the general population, infections among vaccinated health care workers dropped significantly.

Several studies show that health care workers — the first wave of people to get vaccinated against the disease — got significant protection from the virus after getting fully immunized. And that helped to shield members of their households from infection, too.

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