House Lawmakers Call on Health System CEOs to Reevaluate Vaccine Mandate & Provide Flexibility for Workers | Beaufort County Now | “Reevaluate vaccine mandate with greater input from employees and flexibility for concerned workers”

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    Raleigh, NC     Fifty-five House Republicans sent a letter today to health system executives in response to their recent decision to require all hospital staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in the coming weeks in order to keep their jobs.

    "We continue to hear from countless constituents who work at your facilities that feel blindsided by this announcement," the letter states. "Regardless of the legality surrounding mandatory vaccinations, there are valid concerns and fears from healthcare workers who will lose their job if they do not take the vaccine. An issue of particular concern is from women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and those with preexisting conditions or religious objections.

    The letter continues, "While we recognize the importance of vaccines and respect the rights of private employers, we strongly encourage you to reexamine this requirement with greater input from employees and flexibility for those who have legitimate objections. These men and women were rightly hailed as healthcare heroes while serving on the frontlines against COVID-19. It is simply unfair to force them to choose between their job and taking a vaccine that is only authorized for "emergency use only."

    The full letter can be found online HERE.
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