As Vaccine Deadlines Approach, Hospitals Fear Staffing Shortages Will Occur

Posted by on September 27, 2021 8:43 pm
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Michelle Chester, director of employee health services at Northwell Health, prepares the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Long Island Jewish Valley Stream hospital. Hospitals and nursing homes across the country are preparing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

About a dozen states have vaccination mandates covering health care workers in hospitals, long-term care facilities — or both.

(Image credit: Eduardo Munoz/AP)

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