Vaccine Mandates Could Lead to Healthcare Worker Shortages

Vaccine Mandates Could Lead to Healthcare Worker Shortages

Should nurses and doctors be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19? What are the rights of medical systems and educational organizations that directly impact the labor supply of the healthcare sector? How can an organization mandate such a policy? The answers to these questions are not black and white, as vaccine mandates in the workplace remain a hotly contested point of political discussion in the United States and the developed world. 

In the U.S., observers could claim that the debate regarding vaccination mandates is settled given President Biden’s order that covers a swath of 100 million Americans, but this is far from the truth. TrialSite News conducted a short review of workplace vaccination policies in medical systems across several states. We also looked into the immunization policies for higher education programs for nurses, doctors, Allied Health professionals, and others who work in a clinical setting. The conclusion we reached is that vaccination mandate policies will directly harm healthcare workers who choose not to get vaccinated or are unable to for a variety of underlying reasons. Additionally, students enrolled in higher educat...

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