Local Healthcare Employees Challenging Federal Order on COVID-19 Vaccines
By: Sheila McCrea -
Friday, November 19, 2021
ANGOLA, IN - Several Cameron Hospital employees are challenging the federal government requiring COVID-19 vaccines for eligible staff at health care facilities.
Statewide, many Hoosiers are feeling unsettled on the matter and even willing to quit their jobs.
The emergency regulation is calling for “all eligible staff” at some 76,000 healthcare facilities participating in Medicare or Medicaid across the country to have at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by December 6th and be fully vaccinated by January 4th.
A large group of Cameron employees are challenging the vaccine mandate. Sources with the group says they are suppose to be suspended December 6th if they do not get the shot.
A petition on the matter is being circulated. Although it has not been confirmed by Cameron Hospital, sources with the Cameron staff challenging the order say 43% of employees are not vaccinated.
Over a dozen Attorneys General, including Indiana AG Todd Rokita, have filed lawsuits attempting to halt the executive order.
Friday morning, our news team reached out to Cameron Hospital on the matter.
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