Should medical treatment hinge on vaccination status?
I just read a story about a woman who is waiting for a transplant at the same transplant center I go to who is extremely high up on the list and may lose her spot entirely due to her vaccination status and not being covid vaccinated. I understand both sides. transplant centers have an obligation to make sure a patient has the best possible odds for surviving long term, and of course covid is highly contagious and going into a major surgery, and in her case a lung transplant, the last thing anyone wants is a disease that affects the lungs in such a big way. But I also understand her not wanting to take that risk and get vaccinated when her health is already in such a fragile state. Because while i haven't read of any stories of people dying directly from the vaccine, she is right in that there could be adverse side effects, like there could be from any vaccine or medical treatment.
I feel like covid, and all this weight put on being vaccinated or not being vaccinated and life saving medical procedures hinging on it could end very badly, and have longer lasting effects than the actual virus itself. Thoughts?
(Linking to the article if you want to read it: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/an-ultimatum-albertan-claims-her-vaccine-status-is-getting-in-the-way-of-needed-lung-transplant-1.5703235)