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Point/counterpoint: The great vaccine debate

Should healthcare professionals lose their jobs if they refuse a COVID-19 vaccine?


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In this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson enter into a lively discussion on the topic of nurses being relieved of duty secondary to refusing a COVID-19 vaccine.

Chris takes the position that this is not a practice that organizations should be undertaking, saying, “We have asked nurses to do a job for 18 months when a shot did not exist; now that there is a shot, if you don’t take it, you lose your job.”

Kelly takes the counterpoint side: if you are working for an organization, you are bound to what that organization requires you to do.

This is a great debate, come join the discussion.


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