Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021

Some California Hospital Workers Plan to Defy Sept. 30 Vaccine Deadline

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More than 70 employees at a hospital in Monterey, Calif., have decided to defy a state mandate requiring health workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30. Elisabeth Sims, a registered nurse at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) told The Epoch Times the group of nurses and other medical professionals are planning to fight the state’s mandate, as well as the hospital’s policy that also sets Sept. 30 a deadline for all staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “We’re just a group of medical professionals that are not going to be coerced into putting something into our bodies that ultimately doesn’t really work based on science,” Sims said. The group, called the Patriot Freedom Fighters, staged a protest in downtown Monterey on Sept. 12. More than 150 people, including CHOMP employees attended the demonstration, she said. “People don’t want the vaccine, and people are not going to …

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