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Dozens of Medical Groups Push Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers

Demonstrators during a protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers in Michigan.
Demonstrators during a protest against mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers in Michigan.Photographer: Emily Elconin/Bloomberg

More than 50 prominent medical organizations Monday called for all health-care employers and long-term care facilities to require Covid-19 vaccinations for their entire staffs.

The call for action comes as the delta variant fuels a nationwide surge of Covid deaths and infections among unvaccinated Americans. Last week the American Hospital Association and America’s Essential Hospitals also called for mandatory Covid vaccinations for all health-care workers.