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How many unvaccinated coworkers are you aware of?

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How have you expressed your displeasure about their choice? Are you questioning why they have not been terminated yet?

macawake, MSN

Has 13 years experience.

4 minutes ago, DesiDani said:

How have you expressed your displeasure about their choice? Are you questioning why they have not been terminated yet?

Do you see anything positive coming from this thread?

Out of approximately 120 coworkers we have one who is unvaccinated. That person couldn’t get vaccinated for medical reasons.

So no, I’m not questioning why they haven’t been terminated.

Getting vaccinated is voluntary at my place of work. My coworkers and I considered ourselves lucky to be offered a vaccine in January, less than three weeks after it was approved and the first shipments arrived.

1 minute ago, macawake said:

Do you see anything positive coming from this thread?

I do. It will let the elephant in the room finally be noticed. 

3 minutes ago, macawake said:

That person couldn’t get vaccinated for medical reasons.

Medical reasons or not, why isn't that person removed from their post or at least placed in a noncontact role. That person can infect someone, or easily get infected by many if they work in a hospital. Sorry, but according to many HERE being unvaccinated is not good in a healthcare scenario. NO EXCEPTION!  Perhaps short term disability would be best for this one coworker.

macawake, MSN

Has 13 years experience.

21 minutes ago, macawake said:

Do you see anything positive coming from this thread?

14 minutes ago, DesiDani said:

I do. It will let the elephant in the room finally be noticed. 

What elephant? There are already several threads discussing this in an acrimonious fashion. Any more elephants stomping around and we will have to rename this subforum The Zoo or The Savanna. 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

2 minutes ago, macawake said:

 

What elephant? There are already several threads discussing this in an acrimonious fashion. Any more elephants stomping around and we will have to rename this subforum The Zoo or The Savanna. 

Welcome! Welcome, Bienvenue, to the Covid Safari tour! 

We have joy, we have fun, we have seasons in the sun!! 🌞😂☀️😂😁

Over here is an ostrich 🌴🌻🦃, that looks like a turkey ☺️ or could be a Dodo, soon to be extinct from Covid complications 🤕🤒😵🤧🤮🥺. 

Alas, failure to adapt, is failure to survive 😭🤒🤕😰😢☠️🤡

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

As RN consultant for a home care agency  with most clients in Philadelphia,  I''ll  soon know everyone's status  due to  Philadelphia Dept. Health requiring COVID vaccination all  healthcare employees by 10/15/21;  Manager obtaining immunization record of all staff for personnel file. 

President Biden's addressing nation  today regarding efforts to control COVID spread. -- OSHA  will require vaccination for all businesses with 100+ employees

August 13th, 2021

Philadelphia Department of Public Health:

COVID Vaccines Mandated for Healthcare Workers and those at Philly Colleges and University
 

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As the City continues to respond to COVID-19 and works to forestall the huge wave of cases and hospitalizations that other states have seen, the Philadelphia Board of Health voted to approve a new Regulation intended to help fight the pandemic.

  • Starting on October 15th, all healthcare workers in the City of Philadelphia will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a religious or medical exemption.
  • All staff, students, and faculty at colleges and universities in the city will also be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a religious or medical exemption.

Healthcare workers have been Philadelphia heroes throughout the pandemic, and it’s important that we protect them from hospitalization and death. Given that many healthcare workers, including those in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, work with our most vulnerable loved ones, they need all the protection they can get. By protecting them, we protect our most vulnerable as well.

Vaccination rates in Philadelphia are the lowest in our younger folks and coincidentally, those are the folks with the highest rates of COVID infection these days. It’s important that we do everything we can to cut that infection rate. Previous waves of the pandemic have shown us how quickly this virus can spread through college campuses; getting everyone vaccinated will help keep that from happening again.

Many healthcare settings, colleges, and universities have already begun instituting vaccine mandates, and we applaud them all. The Board’s Regulation will ensure that our heroes, our most vulnerable, and our future are protected....

President Biden will announce today:

New federal OSHA rule to require businesses with 100+ employees mandate vaccinations

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-order-federal-workers-vaccinated-strategy-combat-delta/story?id=79905030

nursej22, MSN, RN

Specializes in Public Health, TB. Has 36 years experience.

I know of no unvaccinated coworkers. As macawake posted, we were happy to get our vaccines started in January. Our union is drawing up a memorandum of understanding about mandated vaccines, and there is a clause about being offered a position that avoids patient contact. 

We are not a hospital, so it is possible to work in this capacity. 

Two side notes: a coworker who has an autoimmune disorder and takes prednisone has had to deal with a neighbor kid who keeps coming to her house. The kid's mother is positive for COVID, but won't test the kid, won't keep him home, so coworker won't let him come in. Another coworker has someone ask her kid did they know that mom is going to die in 10 years because they are vaccinated. 

54 minutes ago, macawake said:

What elephant?

Oh they never go away. NEVER I say

8 minutes ago, nursej22 said:

a coworker who has an autoimmune disorder and takes prednisone has had to deal with a neighbor kid who keeps coming to her house.

Looks like she has to tell her kid to dump their friend. Wait?!?! So she doesn't allow this kid to come in, so that means their their kid is playing with/hanging our with this kid outside of her house.

Perhaps she should start talking tough to that kids face and be up front to the parents. Sure her own kid, may not like it, but tough. Right?

Some people question why people run out of the breakroom when they come in.

Just saying.

NurseKatie08, MSN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Transplant, Education. Has 13 years experience.

I know of many unvaccinated coworkers. I'm fully vaccinated. It will be a condition of employment at my job by 10/31.

a better question at my work... who is vaccinated...