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A Houston, Texas, hospital system is raising eyebrows for firing workers who refuse to take the coronavirus vaccine, according to reports.
Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom recently wrote a letter to employees justifying his firing of 178 employees who reused the vaccine.
The CEO had set a deadline o Monday for all employees to prove they took the vaccine.
“Of these employees, 27 have received one dose of vaccine, so I am hopeful they will get their second doses soon,” Boom wrote according to the Washington Post.
“I know that today may be difficult for some who are sad about losing a colleague who’s decided to not get vaccinated. We only wish them well and thank them for their past service to our community, and we must respect the decision they made.”
An additional 285 employees of the system were allowed a religious or medical exemption from the CEO’s requirement.
Not all the employees are taking it lying down. 117 of them filed a lawsuit against the hospital for infringes on their constitutional rights.
“No one should be forced to put something into their body if they’re not comfortable with it,” Jennifer Bridges, a Houston Methodist nurse told the Post.
Bridges told the paper that she has objected to getting the shot because vaccines authorized for emergency use nationwide have not been “fully” approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
“I’m not anti-vaccine,” Bridge added. “I’ve had every vaccine known to man, except this one. As nurses and medical staff, everybody feels like you should have a right to choose what you put in your body.”
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