OUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – As one regional hospital begins requiring staff to get COVID-19 vaccines, Mercy Well being says at this level, it isn’t a requirement for its employees.

Nonetheless, the hospital system hopes its staff will select to get the vaccine on their very own.

Mercy Well being launched the next assertion Friday:

Mercy Well being strongly encourages associates to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. Our COVID-19 vaccine clinics are ongoing, and we proceed to see curiosity in receiving the vaccine from our frontline associates. We repeatedly evaluation native, state and nationwide pointers relating to mandating vaccinations for associates, and we’re at the moment in deliberations on this essential difficulty. Every affiliate who works for Mercy Well being is crucial to supporting the wants of our sufferers and our communities. Now and all the time, our associates’ well being and security stays our prime precedence as they look after our communities.

Summa Well being hospital system is requiring staff to be vaccinated, based on Fox eight Information in Cleveland. In the event that they aren’t absolutely vaccinated by the top of October, they might be fired.

As of Thursday, College Hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth are encouraging, however not requiring, their staff to get vaccinated.


By Harry