A coalition of leading medical groups on Monday urged healthcare employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all their workers, reports NBC News
(26 July, Li). About 60 percent of the adult US population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but millions of people have not received their jabs yet, leaving the United States vulnerable to the fast-spreading delta variant of the virus. "As the health care community leads the way in requiring vaccines for our employees, we hope all other employers across the country will follow our lead and implement effective policies to encourage vaccination," according to a joint statement from 56 health care associations. Signatories to the statement include the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Nurses Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Public Health Association.
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