The three vaccines used in the US have emergency use authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration, but not yet full FDA approval. “It was a very hard decision,” lei disse.
Blank has been skeptical about the safety of the vaccine and the hospital’s initial offer of a bonus for getting the shots made her even more distrustful.
“I don’t understand, if this is really supposed to be good for us, why are you having to offer us anything?” lei disse.
When asked if she’ll get more comfortable with taking the shot as more people get vaccinated
, Blank said that will likely deter her even more
, saying she’s hearing about more negative side effects as time goes on
. tuttavia, secondo gli esperti, the likelihood of severe side effects are extremely rare
, and are outweighed by the risk of a Covid-19 infection
“I’m relieved,” lei disse, reflecting on her decision. “I don’t want to work for people like that. Don’t take away my choice. You’re not going to turn away a patient and give them care if they don’t have a vaccine. Don’t take away my choice.”
She says she applied for a religious exemption but was denied.
Blank said she has not received her termination papers but is locked out of the employee intranet. She told CNN she still wants to work in the medical field, but for a company that doesn’t require people to get the vaccine.
Employees who complied with the mandatory vaccination policy during the suspension period returned to work the day after they became compliant, hospital spokesperson Gale Smith told CNN in an email Tuesday night.
Houston Methodist said it did not have information on how many employees resigned and how many were fired.
Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom said earlier this month
quella 24,947 employees were fully vaccinated and that the hospital had reached almost full compliance with the mandate
, with fewer than
200 suspended for not yet complying
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in December said companies can legally mandate that all employees re-entering the workplace and new hires be vaccinated for Covid-19. The only exceptions allowed are for disabilities and religious reasons.