No Vaccine, No Job: Roughly 125 Employees From the Indiana University Health System Became Jobless After Refusing COVID Vaccination

No Vaccine, No Job: Roughly 125 Employees From the Indiana University Health System Became Jobless After Refusing COVID Vaccination
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“Get vaccinated for COVID or get out!” seems to be the new motto nowadays. Officials are looking for all sorts of ways in trying to convince people to get vaccinated for the coronavirus, and the burden becomes overwhelming sometimes.

According to CNN, at least 125 employees at the Indiana University Health System who were working part-time became jobless after refusing COVID vaccination.

Safety first?

Berkley Rios, a spokeswoman of the Indiana University Health, declared as qquoted by CNN:

Indiana University Health has put the safety and well-being of patients and team members first by requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 1,

After a two-week unpaid suspension period ending Sept. 14, a total of 125 employees, the equivalent of 61 full time employees, chose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and have left the organization.

The same person also believes that the vacancies resulted will have minimal effect on staffing.

Researchers recently found some important differences between the vaccines made by Pfizer and those under the Moderna brand. It seems that for the long term, meaning about four months, Pfizer’s jab will lose a significant part of its efficacy. However, Moderna’s jab has proven to lose only 1 percent of its efficacy during the same period.

Indiana University Health is the largest healthcare system in the American state of Indiana, as it contains 16 hospitals under the IU Health brand and about 36,000 employees. The healthcare company has bee founded almost a quarter of a century ago, in 1997.

What do you think about the situation of those who had to leave their jobs after refusing vaccines for COVID? Would you be willing to get vaccinated only to not lose your job? Feel free to tell us in a comment!


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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