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Wyoming Hospital Association encourages health care workers to receive Covid-19 vaccine

Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 5:33 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming Hospital Association is encouraging health care workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

“We’ve seen great sacrifice by the health care community and the workers. They’re heroes. They’ve sacrificed their own health. They’ve sacrificed time with their family to take care of those that really need the care,” said Eric Boley, the president of Wyoming Hospital Association.

Many health care facilities, such as nursing homes and hospitals, are struggling with staffing issues due to the pandemic. As numbers and exposures rise, many staff members may have to quarantine, causing a work shortage. The Biden Administration announced earlier this month nursing home staff will be required to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Currently, there is no national mandate for hospitals.

“We obviously believe in choice and people exercising their freedom to choose. We just hope that the decisions they make are educated and that we do the right things,” said Boley.

The Wyoming Hospital Association says a large concern with the delta variant is pediatric patients.

“The surrounding states don’t have capacity to accept our patients and we really don’t have a lot of pediatric beds here in Wyoming so it’s a huge concern, and we actually expect we’re going to see a significant uptake in pediatric patients who need care,” said Boley.

The Wyoming Hospital Association wants to thank all health care workers in Wyoming for their dedication.

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