Medical groups urge vaccine mandates for health care workers — what are JoCo hospitals’ policies?

University of Kansas Health System ICU nurse manager Casey Pickering was one of the first people in the Kansas City metro to receive a COVID-19 vaccination when she received her first dose of the Pfizer shot back in January. Some medical groups, including the American Medical Association, say with renewed spread of COVID-19, health care facilities should require their employees be vaccinated. Photo courtesy KU Health System.

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With COVID-19 infections on the rise and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant increasing across the U.S., hospitals and health care centers nationwide are beginning to implement vaccine policies for their employees, including nurses and front-line health care workers.