Children's Wisconsin to require all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 15

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Children's Wisconsin will now require all team members to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The requirement will apply to all team members, whether or not they provide direct patient care and whether they work at a Children's location or remotely. This includes all employees, physicians, other providers, learners, contractors and volunteers, according to the hospital.

The deadline for staff to be fully vaccinated is Nov. 15, 2021.

In a statement, Children's Wisconsin Chief Medical Officer Mike Gutzeit, MD, said: 

“Almost all Children’s Wisconsin doctors have been vaccinated for COVID-19, demonstrating the confidence some of the world’s best doctors have in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. We are thankful for their example and will continue to lean into their expertise and leadership as we engage with team members who are not yet vaccinated.
The best protection for our children from the physical, mental and emotional impacts of COVID-19 is the timely vaccination of the community surrounding them. The mission of Children’s Wisconsin drives us to do everything in our power to protect the health and well-being of kids. The vaccine is safe, effective and continues to be the most powerful tool against COVID-19.”

Children's Wisconsin says they have established a process for individuals to request an accommodation or exemption based on a medical condition, other disability or religious conviction.

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