The 115,000 frontline health care workers employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs are now required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough on Monday made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all VA health care personnel, the first such mandate by a federal agency.
The mandate includes physicians, dentists, nurses and others who work in patient-facing roles.
The VA said it was taking this “necessary step” to keep the veterans it serves “safe.” The VA said each employee will have eight weeks to be fully vaccinated.
“I hope there is a back lash from those who don’t wish to get the vaccine, The push back point starts now” Jeff Pitock