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Community Support for Valley Health Workers Association

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Healthcare workers have been overworked and understaffed during COVID-19. They understand the seriousness of COVID after working in the trenches for the last year and a half.

Healthcare providers know that patients have a right to bodily autonomy. Nursing ethics remind us to avoid paternalism, the idea that the provider knows what is best for the patient. Another ethical principle is nonmaleficence - do no harm. Healthcare providers should not TELL patients what to do, especially if there is any concern about potential harm.

Patients have the right to decide for themselves if they want the COVID vaccine.

Healthcare workers are patients too. We do not lose the right to self determination by choosing to be in the healthcare field. Healthcare providers must be able to chose for themselves if the COVID vaccine is right for them.

Hospitals must not mandate the COVID vaccine. It is unethical and un-American.

Healthcare workers must be allowed to make their own healthcare decisions regarding the COVID vaccine.

Supervisors at Valley Health do not have the same protections as employees for engaging in union activities and collective bargaining activity. If you are a supervisor at Valley Health, please contact info@vhworkersassociation.org before signing.

By signing this petition, you are formally expressing your desire to support Valley Health Workers Association in resisting the mandate.

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