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St. Joseph’s Health suspends over 100 unvaccinated healthcare workers without pay

The deadline for healthcare workers to become vaccinated was up Monday, and now 122 workers from St. Joseph’s Health are suspended.

They have until Oct. 8 to get the COVID vaccine or they’ll be fired.

They received suspension letters Tuesday informing them that they are suspended without pay.


At the moment 96.8% of the workforce at St. Joseph’s Health is vaccinated.

Kelly Quinn, a St. Joe’s spokeswoman says the workers can get the vaccine and come back to be rehired before Oct. 8.

Any that get vaccinated and come back within a year won’t lose their tenure.

St. Joseph’s will be pausing certain services, adjusting elective surgeries, and consolidating ORs to ease any future burdens.

Crouse Hospital has 7 unvaccinated workers that didn’t qualify for religious or medical exemptions that lost their jobs.

Other hospitals in the area have not reported their numbers of unvaccinated workers yet, but leading up to the mandate, nursing home worker vaccination rates jumped 10%.



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