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Hospital Groups Urge Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Staff

July 21, 2021, 9:31 PM

The American Hospital Association and America’s Essential Hospitals urge hospitals to mandate Covid-19 vaccination for health-care employees.

“Health care professionals and other dedicated essential hospital staff have led the nation’s response to COVID-19, and they can lead the way to recovery by making a strong and unequivocal statement on the value of vaccination,” AEH President and CEO Bruce Siegel said in a statement Wednesday. “We must protect patients and keep our front-line caregivers on the job and their families safe. Vaccination is the surest way to do that.”

The groups are the latest to add their voices to the debate ...