Older and disabled Texans are demanding their home caregivers be vaccinated for COVID-19. But many workers don’t want it.

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Houston health care worker Rachel Fuentes says she will wait to get the vaccine “as long as I can push it off.” Credit: Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune

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Houston home health caregiver Rachel Fuentes is struggling between her need to stay employed and her fear of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fuentes, 43, worries that her employer will make vaccinations mandatory, or that she won’t find clients who will let her care for them if she’s unvaccinated.