Southcoast Health Vaccine Mandate

 A southeastern New England hospital system recently announced it would be mandating COVID-19 vaccines for all staff, but only once at least one is fully approved by the FDA.


According to CBS 12 in Providence via an email, Southcoast Health spokesperson Shawn Badgley said the vaccine mandate would apply to all employees, which includes contract workers, volunteers, medical and other clinical staff with facility privileges unless granted an exception for medical and or religious reasons.


Badgley said there is a similar policy in place for the flu vaccine. Possible repercussions for not getting vaccinated have yet to be determined, and are part of an ongoing discussion.