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August 4, 2021

UMass Memorial to make vaccines mandatory for staff

Photo | Matthew Wright Dr. Eric Dickson, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health

UMass Memorial Health in Worcester announced plans Wednesday to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, according to a memo sent to caregivers from President and CEO Eric Dickson.

The program, which is set to begin in the fall, will require executives and department chairs to receive their first dose by Oct. 1, and all other caregivers by Nov. 1.

Guidelines for medical and religious exemptions will be included in the program.

As part of the program, UMass Memorial plans to improve accessibility of the vaccine, especially to those working evening or night shifts, or working remotely.

“We have the same mission as we did last spring – to save as many lives as possible during this pandemic – and the vaccine is the best way to do that,” Dickson said in the statement.

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August 4, 2021

This and all other vaccine mandates should be illegal. In this, case employees are being forced to undergo a medical procedure if they want to continue to be employed there. They are being forced to have a foreign substance injected into their bodies.

Plus, your vaccination status is a private medical record, how is it legal to demand proof? Can they demand proof that you don't have high blood pressure, or diabetes, etc.?

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