Make vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers: US medical groups

Make vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers: US medical groups

by Pranali Mehta

A consortium of prominent medical groups in the United States has reportedly urged healthcare employers to make vaccines mandatory for their employees, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the country.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 60% of the adult population of the United States has been completely vaccinated, and millions have yet to receive these lifesaving doses, leaving the country exposed to the rapidly-spreading delta strain.

According to a joint statement issued by 56 health care associations, if the healthcare community sets the standard of mandating vaccinations for all healthcare employees, it is hoped that all other businesses throughout the country will follow suit and establish effective policies to encourage vaccinations.

The safety and health of the workers of the United States along with their families, communities, and the country depends on it, the statement included.

The American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Nurses Association, the American Public Health Association, and the American College of Surgeons are among the organizations that have joined the coalition.

According to these organizations, requiring vaccines for employment is the natural fulfillment of their ethical commitment to all patients under their care.

These organizations stated that the nation’s health care organizations and societies advocate that all healthcare and long-term care employment providers require their staff to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

For the record, vaccine requirements are still a heated topic among Americans, with some refusing to get their injections owing to concerns about the short timespan in which the vaccines were developed or disinformation shared on social media.

Trials and continuous observations have demonstrated that vaccinations are successful in safely preventing the disease or decreasing its intensity among patients, despite the fact that they were created with extraordinary speed and granted emergency use authorization.

Earlier this summer, after a judge dismissed an employee lawsuit against the vaccine mandate, over 150 staff members at a Houston hospital system who chose not to get the Covid vaccines were fired or quit.

Source credit: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/leading-medical-groups-urge-mandatory-vaccination-all-healthcare-workers-n1275009

Pranali Mehta

A chemical engineer by qualification, Pranali Mehta dutifully walked down the slated path and worked in a chemical firm for a year. Her passion for writing however, pushed her into experimenting with the same as a career. With over three years of experience in content writ Read more...