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Are Nurses at the VA required to get the shot?

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Hi, I'm wondering if civilian nurses (not vet's) working at the VA (Veterans Affairs) required to get the Covid vaccine shot? what about State employees?

dianah, ADN

Specializes in Cath Lab/Radiology. Has 46 years experience.

Vaccine is a voluntary thing at the VA.  I have no information about State or County levels.

The vaccines are currently voluntary at every level. 

CABGpatch_RN, BSN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 20 years experience.

On 4/5/2021 at 4:46 PM, toomuchbaloney said:

The vaccines are currently voluntary at every level. 

Exactly and that is because the vaccine was approved for nothing other than emergency use.  No one anywhere can be mandated or required to take the vaccine.

Edited by CABGpatch_RN

MunoRN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 10 years experience.

I'm not aware of any place that is mandating vaccination but it can be mandated as a condition of employment, entry into private property or places of public accommodation, etc.

CABGpatch_RN, BSN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 20 years experience.

4 hours ago, MunoRN said:

I'm not aware of any place that is mandating vaccination but it can be mandated as a condition of employment, entry into private property or places of public accommodation, etc.

OK.