The American Hospital Affiliation helps hospitals and well being methods that require their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the group introduced Wednesday.
AHA, which represents almost 5,000 hospitals and well being methods, joins dozens of suppliers and several other associations which have additionally backed vaccine mandates for healthcare employees.
“The proof is obvious: COVID-19 vaccines are secure and efficient in lowering each the chance of turning into contaminated and spreading the virus to others,” AHA CEO Rick Pollack mentioned in ready remarks. “The AHA helps hospitals and well being methods that select, based mostly on native components, to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for his or her workforce. Doing so will assist defend the well being and well-being of healthcare personnel and the sufferers and communities they proudly serve.”