Ascension staff should get the COVID-19 vaccine, the 146-hospital system introduced Tuesday.
Ascension’s mandate follows many well being techniques throughout the nation which have additionally required staff to get vaccinated. The St. Louis-based chain’s new coverage applies to all staff, together with administrative and distant employees, in addition to these employed by Ascension subsidiaries.
“Because the COVID-19 pandemic continues and new variants of the virus emerge, Ascension continues to deal with making certain our associates are protected—for the security of sufferers and guests, our associates, our households and family members, and the group. Like many well being techniques throughout the nation, together with in a lot of our markets, we’re transferring to require our associates to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19,” the well being system mentioned in a information launch.
Outstanding well being techniques just like the Mayo Clinic and the Henry Ford Well being System have adopted vaccination