The Catholic Health Association on Friday joined the growing chorus of prominent healthcare associations and health systems supporting or implementing employee COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
CHA said it “strongly supports” member health systems as they take necessary steps toward ensuring as many healthcare workers get vaccinated as possible. The organization’s announcement comes after dozens of providers and several associations have backed vaccine mandates for healthcare workers.
“The alarming rise in COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks due to the delta variant and vaccine hesitancy is a stark reminder of the serious health threat the virus poses, particularly for the elderly and individuals with underlying medical conditions,” Sister Mary Haddad, CHA’s CEO, said in a statement. “The escalation in COVID-19 cases also threatens our ability to be in communion with one another. Attending family gatherings, visiting friends and worshiping together safely are all critically important to our individual and