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Medical societies, associations silent on vaccine mandates

When Penn Drugs introduced its vaccine mandate Might 19, the well being system did not accomplish that as a result of it had obtained steering from skilled medical societies or nationwide commerce associations.

On the time, they hadn’t made any.

“Skilled societies’ positions haven’t come into play truthfully. Not many have staked out a place,” mentioned Dr. Patrick Brennan, chief medical officer and senior vp of the College of Pennsylvania Well being System, which is a part of Penn Drugs. “It isn’t that it did not matter. We might have favored to have them on board.”

As an alternative, the well being system convened an interdisciplinary working group, made up of authorized counsel, clinicians, directors, human sources representatives and nurses.

“We got here to a conclusion fairly shortly,” Brennan mentioned.

Throughout the nation, hospitals and well being methods have needed to take that plunge on their very own, with out

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