Petition started to "End The Vaccine Mandate For Healthcare Workers"
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Nearly 8,000 people have signed on to an online petition in opposition of vaccine mandates for health care workers.
The petition, established on Change.org, aims to remove mandates in health care organizations and companies across the country that require health care workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The petition's description reads as the following:
"As healthcare providers we must practice the ethical principle of patient autonomy. We must allow patients to make their own decisions regarding what treatment, medication, or vaccination they do or do not want regardless of what we think of their decisions. As nurses, we must advocate for our patients rights. But what about our own? Who’s going to advocate for us? Making healthcare professionals choose between taking an experimental vaccine and their career is a slap in the face and a violation of our rights. We, the health care community, need to be stronger than ever and fight mandatory vaccination. You do not have to be a healthcare worker to understand that this is discrimination. If you have loved ones or friends that work in the medical field, this petition is for you too."
According to the online page, the petition was started by an individual named Taylor Falesnik as a petition to health care organizations/companies.
The origin location of the petition site is unknown at this time.
The petition can be found at Petition · End The Vaccine Mandate For Healthcare Workers · Change.org.