Middlesex Health is now requiring all of their health system employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, hospital officials announced Thursday.
All medical staff, volunteers, students and contractors must be fully vaccinated by November 1, according to a press release.
“As an organization, we believe this is the right thing to do,” said Middlesex Health President and CEO Vincent G. Capece, Jr.
“The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and the decision to mandate vaccinations was made with the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors in mind," he continued.
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This announcement comes shortly after Middlesex Health's plans to limit visitors due to the recent rise in coronavirus cases in the state.
Yale-New Haven Health, Hartford HealthCare, St. Francis Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital all recently announced the requirement of a vaccine for employees this summer as well.