GVH Staff Against Vaccine Mandates
- Dear Grand View Health administration,
We are writing to you today to urge the administration to continue to stay neutral on COVID-19 vaccination mandates. We understand there must be tremendous pressure to follow suit with other healthcare systems in the area, but we believe this vaccine mandate will ultimately prove detrimental to GVH and our community. We, the undersigned, have been praised as front-line heroes and have continued to show up every day to care for our patients throughout this entire pandemic. We ARE the best defense against COVID-19. We have weathered this storm so far, and it’s wrong for us to abandon those who are just not yet ready to take the vaccine. We know that staffing is already very tight in many places and a mandate will make a bad situation that much worse as COVID numbers are already starting to rise in our area and we anticipate another potential surge in our area this fall. We are in this together, both vaccinated and unvaccinated and we want to continue to provide high quality care to those in our community as we have done since March of 2020. We thank you for your time and consideration.