Showing posts with label Vaccine Mandate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vaccine Mandate. Show all posts

The Vaccine Mandate For The Military Ended | Will Healthcare Be Next? (Video)

The vaccine mandate in the military was recently rescinded, sparking conversation about whether other mandatory policies, such as healthcare, could follow. 

Vaccinations have become commonplace in healthcare due to the need for universal protection from potentially deadly diseases. 

Despite this, there is an uprising amongst healthcare professionals who believe that vaccination should remain a choice for all citizens. 

Thus, it will be interesting to observe if any changes are made across other sectors of American healthcare following the exemption given within America's military. 

Check out the video below, and feel free to leave a comment. 


22 States Petition HHS and CMS to Lift Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers (video)

A group of 22 states led by the Montana attorney general has urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to lift the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in the Medicare and Medicaid space.

The states include Montana, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.

They filed their petition asking the United States Department of Health and Human Services HHS and CMS to repeal the mandate and any associated guidance that requires the staff at healthcare organizations to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In the petition, the attorney general stated that the vaccine mandate significantly limited many patients' access to necessary medical care services. The petition also stated that the mandates decreased healthcare workers' employment opportunities, forcing them to choose to become vaccinated or unemployed.

Some believe that there are upsize and downsides to lifting the vaccine mandate. The upside is it might slightly increase staff availability; the downside is that it may increase the unwillingness of patients to allow unvaccinated workers to treat them.

But not everyone agrees. Some have said that every employer struggles to fill their ranks, so it's fair to blame the staffing shortage on the HHS or the vaccine mandates.

But overall, many believe that there isn't a chance that the vaccine mandate will be removed.


The Supreme Court Has Spoken.....(Video)


The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for large businesses - a policy the conservative justices deemed an improper imposition on the lives and health of many Americans - while endorsing a separate federal vaccine requirement for healthcare facilities.

The vote was 5-4 to allow the healthcare worker rule, which requires vaccination for about 10.3 million workers at 76,000 healthcare facilities including hospitals and nursing homes that accept money from the Medicare and Medicaid government health insurance programs for elderly, disabled and low-income Americans. 


Federal Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers (Video)

Are you a healthcare worker? Concerned about the new vaccine mandates from CMS?

A federal judge has just blocked the mandate, giving you more time to make a decision. Whether you're for or against vaccines, we can all agree that everyone should have the right to choose. So don't let anyone else decide what's best for you - make up your own mind and find out more about the vaccine mandates in this video.


Colorado Hospital Refuses Kidney Transplant to Woman Over Vaccine Refusal (Video)

A Colorado hospital system says it is denying organ transplants to patients who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 “in almost all situations” under a new policy.

UCHealth, which operates hospitals and urgent care facilities throughout the state, confirmed to The Post on Wednesday that organ transplant recipients and living donors must now be vaccinated against COVID-19 before undergoing procedures.

The health system said the driving force behind the policy change was studies showing transplant patients are more likely to die if they contract COVID-19. The mortality rate for transplant patients who get COVID is more than 20 percent, according to UCHealth.

And this hospital is not the first and will not be the last. Let's watch and see how this plays out. 


Unvaccinated Nursing Students Face Hurdles Getting Degrees (Video)

Some nursing students who choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 struggle to complete their clinical training and degrees. 

Some nursing schools say it's been more challenging to place unvaccinated students in healthcare facilities that will accept them.

These are some of our fellow Unit Secretaries who are working and going to nursing school simultaneously. 

In my opinion, this mandate will only contribute to the nursing shortage that was present before the pandemic. 


It Has Begun | Unvaccinated New York Healthcare Workers Either Terminated or Placed on Unpaid Leave (Video)

As the deadline approached Sept. 27 for New York state's healthcare COVID-19 vaccination mandate, many workers rushed to get vaccinated.

But some refused and were either fired or suspended without pay. And they may not qualify for unemployment.

And some hospitals that lost employees had to deal with the fallout immediately, halting elective surgeries and closing departments.

There are hospitals all over the country mandating the vaccine for their employees, and some are facing the same fallout, and others are not.

So we will see how all of this plays out.