“To align with CHA’s decision, Connecticut Children’s will make the COVID-19 vaccine a condition of employment for all team members effective Sept. 30, 2021. It is particularly important for us to implement this requirement, as approximately, 66% of our patients are in the age group that is still vulnerable to COVID-19 — children under the age of 12.”Jim Shmerling
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Yale New Haven Health System will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Children’s and the much larger Yale system are the first health care facilities to publicly say they will mandate vaccinations for employees. The decisions were made days after the Connecticut Hospital Association endorsed mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers on June 24.