Due to the impending deadline for health care workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the past or soon, only a small proportion of these workers across the country choose to endanger their work by not complying. It is clear that you are doing it.
The consequences of employer warnings are becoming reality.
Colorado’s UC Health system has fired 119 workers this week. California-based Kaiser Permanente has shut down more than 2,200 employees. And instead of being vaccinated with 400 workers, he resigned from Detroit’s Henry Ford Health System.
On Friday, UC Health, a non-profit system servicing the Rocky Mountains region, gave 119 employees (0.5% of the workforce) who were not vaccinated or medically or religiously exempted the last few electronic. I sent a mail reminder. They have already been removed from the weekend schedule and this week they were notified of their end.
“Sure, 100 percent compliance was good,” said Dan Weaver, vice president of communications, in an interview Wednesday. He said dismissed employees were “encouraged” to reapply for their position after being vaccinated.
Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest non-profit health insurance companies in the United States, based in California, announced vaccination requirements on August 2, when 78% of the workforce had already been vaccinated. A spokesman said Wednesday that the level had risen to over 92 percent.
Still, about 1 percent of Kaiser’s workforce across the country (about 2,200 workers) was put on unpaid leave because it did not meet the vaccine requirements, a spokesman said. They need to be vaccinated so that they can return to work by December 1. “We want none of our employees to choose to quit their jobs instead of being vaccinated, but until then we can’t be sure,” he said.
Henry Ford Health System has required employees to comply with vaccination requirements by last Friday. The system announced on Tuesday that 99% of its 33,000 employees had been fully vaccinated, soon to receive a second vaccination, or received a medical or religious exemption.
However, about 400 employees have resigned from this requirement, and new employees have already made up for the loss, officials said.
At Henry Ford, Bob Linnie, president and chief operating officer of the healthcare business, said people who left the company could reapply once they were vaccinated.
“We’re doing everything we can to keep those doors open,” Linny told reporters. “Whatever their choice, we hope they are at their best and thank them for the many years of service they have provided to our community and organization.”
Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider, announced on Monday that 1,400 employees (less than 2% of its staff) had refused to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and had to quit their jobs.
President Biden announced on September 9 a mission to require workers in almost every hospital and medical system in the country to be vaccinated or tested for weekly coronavirus.