US COVID: Growing calls for vaccine mandates for health workers

US COVID: Growing calls for vaccine mandates for health workers

to work at rush university medical center there’s a new rule get the job or get another job i think it’s the right thing to do we are in health care we should be maintaining health and we shouldn’t be putting our patients at risk and even though the risk of transmitting covid from a healthcare worker to a patient is low it’s not zero there are strict exemptions for religious or medical reasons but in general health care workers are now required to practice what they preach about 70 percent of u.s adults are at least partly vaccinated for covid19 it’s 60 if you include the children under 12 who are not eligible for health care workers the numbers are similar though at rush they’ve now reached 85 percent we’re trying to decrease transmission of the delta variant so you if you come here and everybody’s vaccinated then you’re less likely to leave with the virus rush stands at the vanguard of a growing movement nearly fifteen thousand hospitals about one in four across the u.s now require staffers to get the coveted vaccine according to the american hospital association and states like new york california and washington have issued vaccine mandates for health care workers like it or not vaccine mandates work since chicago began requiring a vaccination or a negative test to attend most concerts more people have gotten vaccinated and since france began requiring a similar health pass to attend bars restaurants and most indoor venues millions more people signed up to get the shot and that’s crucial to reach the kind of herd immunity that will stop those new variants from popping up still some are saying no to inoculation and there have been protests across the country by thousands of vaccine weary health care workers you have every right not to get vaccinated we’re not going to force you to get vaccinated but you may have to find another place to work that’s exactly what happened to workers at rwj barnabas health in new jersey which recently fired half a dozen senior employees for refusing to get vaccinated with more companies in and out of health care requiring the vaccine to enter the office doors each day that leaves anti-vaxxers with increasingly few options john hendren al jazeera chicago
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US COVID: Growing calls for vaccine mandates for health workers

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