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Groups representing millions of healthcare workers demand vaccine mandates for doctors, nurses, and others in medical fields:’The nation depends on it’


  • Groups representing millions of doctors and nurses are calling for mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers.
  • The statement comes as vaccinations have stalled in the US, and cases of the delta variant rise.
  • “We call for all health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against covid-19,” the groups said in a statement reviewed by The Washington Post.

The American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association, and other groups representing millions of doctors and nurses are calling for mandatory vaccinations of all US healthcare workers.

“We call for all health care and long-term care employers to require their employees to be vaccinated against covid-19,” the groups said in a statement reviewed by The Washington Post. “The health and safety of US workers, families, communities, and the nation depends on it.”

The statement comes as vaccinations have stalled in the US, and cases of the delta variant rise.

A February report by the health nonprofit Surgo Ventures found 15% of the approximately 1,300 healthcare workers offered the vaccine said they had turned it down.

This is a developing story.



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