Piedmont Triad hospitals to require COVID-19 vaccination for all employees

Piedmont Triad hospitals to require COVID-19 vaccination for all employees

Piedmont Triad hospitals to require COVID-19 vaccination for all employees Cone Health, Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Hospital are requiring vaccines for all employees. Cone Health will require all employees, medical and dental staff, professional students and volunteers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, effective July 30. Novant Health will require all team members be fully vaccinated by Sept. 15. Click the video player above to watch headlines from WXII 12 News. The hospitals are following a recommendation from the North Carolina Healthcare Association. The decision comes as the delta variant of COVID-19 now makes up 83% of COVID-19 cases in the United States. It accounts for between 50% and 60% of cases in North Carolina. "With the new delta variant being far more potent than the original virus, we view it as essential that each of our teammates receive their vaccination to protect themselves, their families and the people in their care," Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and Atrium Health said in a statement. "We view this vaccine no differently than our requirement for our teammates to get an annual …
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