ASHP and Other Health Organizations Support OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Their statement also calls on the business community to support the new federal requirement that people working for companies with more than 100 employees be vaccinated.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, along with many other health care organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the National Hispanic Medical Association, issued a joint statement supporting the Occupational , Safety, and Health Administration (OSHA’s) COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
The statement also calls on the business community to support the new federal requirement that people working for companies with more than 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Compared to those vaccinated, unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from the infection and any risk of receiving the vaccine is considerably less common and less severe than the consequences of contracting the virus, the statement said.
“We, physicians, advanced practice nurses and clinicians, health experts and companies of medical professionals, fully support the requirement that workers in companies with more than 100 workers be vaccinated or tested,” the statement said. .
“This requirement of [OSHA] is reasonable and essential to protect workers. We encourage all companies with 100 or more employees to implement this standard soon, âthe statement said.
OSHA issued a temporary emergency standard that established binding requirements for employers with 100 or more employees to require their workers to be fully vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 at least once a week.