Before mandating vaccine, healthcare employers consider whether they can afford to lose staff
With an American flag in one hand and a fuchsia sign in the other, Terese Grinnell stood in front of Concord Hospital for hours to protest impending COVID-19 vaccine mandates for healthcare workers.
After Dartmouth-Hitchcock announced they would require the vaccine for staff in early August, it seemed inevitable that smaller healthcare employers would soon follow suit. For Grinnell, a nurse in the Concord area who declined to say where she was employed, that requirement would be a deal-breaker.
“Healthcare workers deserve rights on health decisions… JUST LIKE our patients and families,” her sign read.