A frontline doctor has been forced to tell close-to-death Covid patients begging her for a vaccine that she is sorry but it's now 'too late.'
Dr Brytney Cobia said she has to tell the dying people that there's nothing she can do when they request the jabs.
In a harrowing post on social media, she says patients who have not been vaccinated are pleading for the chance to get it.
The medic from Alabama, US, spoke of how the people she is treating for coronavirus then cry in their hospital beds after she tells them the brutal news.
Dr Cobia, who works at Grandview Medical Centre, also warned that young, healthy people were being admitted with ‘very serious' Covid infections.
She said on Facebook : "I'm admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious Covid infections. One of the last things they do before they are intubated is beg me for the vaccine.
She took to Facebook and her frank post opened eyes to the struggle in Alabama
"I hold their hand and tell them that I'm sorry, but it's too late. A few days later when I call time of death, I hug their family members.
"I tell them the best way to honour their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same.
"They cry. And they tell me they didn't know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin colour they wouldn't get as sick.
"They thought it was 'just the flu'. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can't. So they thank me and they go get the vaccine.
Less than 40 per cent of the popular in Alabama have accepted jabs
"And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives."
Alabama has the lowest uptake of the Covid vaccine in the US.
Just 33.7 per cent of the population have had the jab – and her message is obvious.
Speaking of people who are as yet not willing to get the vaccine, she says medical advice is needed.
But she said she tries to be 'very non-judgemental' with new Covid patients that are non jabbed.
She always asked them why they are not vaccinated – but won't try and convince anyone.
She added: "And the one question that I always ask them is, did you make an appointment with your primary care doctor and ask them for their opinion on whether or not you should receive the vaccine?
"And so far, nobody has answered yes to that question.”