Dozens of Hospital Workers Suspended After They Refuse to Get Vaccines

Dozens of Hospital Workers Suspended After They Refuse to Get Vaccines

(TheRedWire.com) – Many Americans are still skeptical of COVID-19 vaccinations, including some people who work in America’s hospitals. In late 2020, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations as emergency use vaccinations (EUAs). The vaccinations are not yet approved while the agency evaluates potential long-term side effects.

In Houston, one hospital’s workers are being threatened with their livelihoods if they don’t vaccinate. Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) suspended 170 of its healthcare workers for two weeks over their refusal to get a COVID-19 vaccination. If, after two weeks, the unvaccinated employees still choose not to immunize, they will permanently lose their jobs. The workers claim the medical community doesn’t know the long-term effects of the “experimental” vaccines at this point, and HMH shouldn’t force them to take a shot.

It appears HMH didn’t issue exemptions to those on suspension over their concerns. The hospital exempted 285 of its more than 26,000 employees for religious and medical reasons and granted 332 deferrals. Over 117 employees filed a lawsuit in May. They allege the hospital can’t make workers take an “experimental” vaccine as a condition of employment.

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