Healthcare facilities and nursing homes in the US and especially in Minnesota are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for healthcare workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
With president Biden's vaccine mandate and ultimatums taking effect in other states around the US, the fear is that if Governor Tim Walz was to pass an ultimatum as well, some employees will quit or let themselves be fired or suspended rather than get the vaccine.
It is already tense in California and New York where some employees had until the end of the day Monday to get at least one dose, but some hospitals had already begun suspending or otherwise taking action against holdouts.
Jan Emerson-Shea, California Hospital Association spokesperson stated that the organization “absolutely” supports the state's vaccination requirement. 'How this is going to play out, we don’t know. We are concerned about how it will exacerbate an already quite serious staffing problem.”
Healthcare facilities and Nursing homes fear for what might happen in Minnesota with such mandates and staffing shortages.
*this article was written with reference from mordernhealthcare.com