Hospitals to review and comply with COVID-19 vaccine mandate

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10 Western Pennsylvania health systems, including the parent companies for both UPMC Hamot and AHN Saint Vincent have agreed to follow the federal mandate to have staff members get their COVID-19 shots by January 4th.

Staff members who do not comply and do not get waivers for religious or medical reasons can be terminated. It’s part of a proposal under the Biden Administration for staff members to get their shots.

Those who need two shots will have to get the first one by December 6th.

In a statement to JET 24 Action News, UPMC Hamot said that it’s the hospital policy that anyone who can get the shots should.

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