A group of medical workers in Houston, Texas have been suspended over there refusal to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
From The Daily Wire:
A group of workers at Houston Methodist hospital have been suspended for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and now face potential termination.
“We are nearly 100% compliant with our COVID-19 vaccine mandate,” Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom said in an email to staff on Tuesday, as reported by USA Today. “Houston Methodist is officially the first hospital system in the country to achieve this goal for the benefit of its patients.”
Boom said that out of the 178 workers who are currently suspended for not being fully vaccinated, 27 of them have gotten the first dose and he hopes that they get the final dose as well.
“I wish the number could be zero, but unfortunately, a small number of individuals have decided not to put their patients first,” Boom said.
In response to the suspension and looming threat of termination many of the works have filed a lawsuit against the hospital’s new vaccine requirement.
Interestingly enough many have others at the hospital are also not vaccinated. An additional 285 employees received a medical/religious exemption and 332 received deferrals as a result of pregnancy and other reasons according to USA Today.