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Hospitals fear staffing shortages as vaccine deadlines loom

 

September 28, 2021

Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

North Memorial critical care nurse Monica Lindblad worked with COVID-19 patient Melody Biggar, of Robbinsdale, on Sept. 3. Hospitals and nursing homes around the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Hospitals and nursing homes around the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

With ultimatums taking effect this week in states like New York, California, Rhode Island and Connecticut, the fear is that some employees will quit or let themselves be fired or suspended rather than get the vaccine.

"How this is going to play out, we don't know. We are concerned about how it will exacerbate an already quite serious staffing problem," said California Hospital Association spokesperson Jan Emerson-Shea, adding that the organization "absolutely" supports the state's vaccination requirement.

https://www.startribune.com/hospitals-fear-staffing-shortages-as-vaccine-deadlines-loom/600101374/

 

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