Rally against vaccine mandate at Dothan hospital
Hospital issues statement saying they do not have a vaccine mandate.
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A rally was held near Flowers Hospital in Dothan against a vaccine mandate for health care workers.
A growing crowd estimated to be several dozen could be seen on the News4 Alfacam from the top of the hospital.
A flyer circulating on social media encouraged people to take part in the event Thursday afternoon.
News4 reached out to Flowers Hospital about the protest. They released the following statement:
“Currently, Flowers Hospital has not made the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory. We require the masking of all providers and individuals in a healthcare setting. A majority of our caregivers have chosen -- and some are continuing to choose -- to be vaccinated. To ensure the safety of our patients, colleagues and others, last month we began routine COVID-19 testing of all unvaccinated hospital and clinic staff. We will work to comply with the President’s order requiring COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers and are awaiting further guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about its implementation.”
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