125 IU Health workers quit, rather receive COVID-19 vaccine

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The decision not to heed the vaccine requirement at IU health has consequences.

The organization said, Thursday, that 125 workers had quit, rather than get the coronavirus vaccine.

They had been part of a group of 300 workers who were suspended after they declined to be vaccinated. When the two-week suspensions were up, they handed in their resignations.

“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.,” read a statement from the health care system. “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 employees quit during a time when health care workers are badly needed.

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DAVID ALAN KRIEGEL September 16, 2021 at 4:52 pm

Question If you are fired can you receive unemployment> If you quit you can not?

Slacker06 September 16, 2021 at 5:42 pm

There is such a shortage of hospital workers they won;t be out of a job for very long. I hope like minded health care workers open their own practices and threat the rest who wish to be left along by Darth Fauci and Dopey King Xo the Moronic US Chicom Party Chairman.

H September 17, 2021 at 5:19 am

What a bunch of bull 💩 they pushed those workers out by trampling on their personal freedoms. Good luck replacing them. The last sentence in the article…Is that your personal commentary John? The employees quit during a time when health care workers are badly needed. There are no quotation marks around it so im guessing it is.

Charles U Farley September 17, 2021 at 10:58 am

On the one hand, there is a claimed “shortage” of healthcare workers because of COVID-19.

On the other hand, they are firing people for not getting the experimental vaccine.

It seems like the second is causing the first.


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