St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has become the latest health care facility to require staff get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The hospital told The Hill in a statement that St. Jude employees and Memphis-area employees of the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) have to be vaccinated by Sept. 9.
ALSAC fundraises for St. Jude, and the two share a campus.
“As our mission states and as our St. Jude core values echo, we must ensure that advancing treatment for children with catastrophic diseases is at the center of everything we do. This means providing our patients and their families with the safest treatment environment possible,” St. Jude said.
“We reached this decision after much research, analysis and discussion. It is the right thing to keep our campus safe. Our duty to our patients frames everything we do. This is the logical next step to ensure we stay one step ahead of the virus,” the statement continued.
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SOURCE: The Hill, Jordan Williams