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Dozens of Medical Groups Push Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers (1)

July 26, 2021, 4:18 PMUpdated: July 26, 2021, 5:38 PM

More than 50 prominent medical organizations Monday called for all health-care employers and long-term care facilities to require Covid-19 vaccinations for their entire staffs.

The call for action comes as the delta variant fuels a nationwide surge of Covid deaths and infections among unvaccinated Americans. Last week the American Hospital Association and America’s Essential Hospitals also called for mandatory Covid vaccinations for all health-care workers.

The 53 organizations that issued Monday’s joint statement include the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, and the American Nursing Association.

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