Hospitals say COVID vaccine mandates work

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Administrators at some of the largest hospital systems in the U.S. said that vaccine mandates have led to reduced incidence of COVID-19 infections and sick leaves, The Washington Post reported this week.

According to data from the American Hospital Association cited by the outlet, 41 percent of hospitals in the country have a vaccine mandate for employees, equal to around 2,570 facilities. Houston Methodist in Texas, one of the first to require workers get vaccinated ended up firing 150 employees over the mandate.

However, hospital President and CEO Marc Boom said, “I can unequivocally say [it was] the best decision we ever made.”