Mass staff exit at hospital unlikely
Vaccine mandate deadline passes with just three employees unaccounted for
Last updated 10/7/2021 at 2:36pm
DAVENPORT—A federal mandate requiring all healthcare workers be vaccinated announced by president Joe Biden in early September has caused some health organizations nationwide to lose employees in the hundreds, though the majority complied with the mandate. However, at Lincoln Hospital, a staff exodus seems unlikely as the deadline to receive a shot passes.
The deadline for health workers to receive their shot was Oct. 4, as an individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or their first shot of the Johnson & Johnson...