(Natural News) Three of the largest hospital systems in Massachusetts have announced that they will require their workers to get Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations.
The three hospital systems in question are Mass General Brigham, Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) and Wellforce. Between these three hospital systems, they control over two dozen hospitals and even more clinics, community and emergency health centers and other healthcare facilities. All three hospital systems are headquartered in Boston, but have facilities all over Massachusetts.
Vaccine mandates will be enforced after FDA authorization
On Thursday, June 24, Mass General Brigham told its more than 80,000 employees that it will be requiring all of them to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The company added that more than 85 percent of its workers are already fully vaccinated.
“Over the past 16 months we have come together as a system to care for our patients and each other as never before and the efforts of our employees have been extraordinary and inspiring. The evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness is overwhelming,” said CEO Dr. Anne Klibanski in a press release. “Getting vaccinated is the single most important and responsible step each of us can take to put an end to this devastating pandemic and protect patients, families and each other.”
Klibanski claimed her company’s decision was made based on research, data and trends. She will enforce the company’s vaccine mandate once the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) gives full approval to one of the three vaccines in the U.S. that have already been granted emergency use authorization.