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cadoman

(792 posts)
Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:05 PM Oct 2021

Kaiser Permanente suspends 2,200 employees who have not yet gotten the COVID-19 vaccine - less than

Source: MSN

Kaiser Permanente suspended nearly 5,000 employees who have not yet gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

This accounts for about 2% of the healthcare company's 240,000 employees.

Anyone who changes their mind has until December 1 to get the vaccine and return to work.

The vaccination rate at Kaiser Permanent has jumped 14% since the health care company announced in August that it would be requiring employees to be inoculated against COVID-19.

But the California-based company - which previously announced its vaccine mandate would go into effect September 30 - has had to place, as of October 4, just over 2,200 employees on unpaid leave for failing to comply with the requirement, a spokesperson said.


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/kaiser-permanente-suspends-2200-employees-who-have-not-yet-gotten-the-covid-19-vaccine-less-than-2-of-its-workforce/ar-AAPaP9e



It looks like they started at 2% (around 5,000 mental defectives) but that number decreased even more down to 2,000.

It's also interesting that they took the "suspended without pay" route vs. the firing route. I wonder if companies taking that position will be less aggressive about re-filling the positions?
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Kaiser Permanente suspends 2,200 employees who have not yet gotten the COVID-19 vaccine - less than (Original Post) cadoman Oct 2021 OP
I want to be treated at a hospital that can spread Covid around!!! SouthernDem4ever Oct 2021 #1
i want to say i can't believe it but i do believe it. how many times, this past orleans Oct 2021 #2
Seriously! BlueIdaho Oct 2021 #3
They never say what kind of employees IronLionZion Oct 2021 #4
Good For Them colsohlibgal Oct 2021 #5
If you're suspended without pay... viva la Oct 2021 #6
A general outline on this subject.... turbinetree Oct 2021 #8
I bet it's mostly maintenance workers Cicada Oct 2021 #7
I am so glad that Governor Hochul made vaccination wnylib Oct 2021 #9
Last December I had a heart attack and went to my local hospital. PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2021 #10
Shocking. It's not like they weren't warned. C Moon Oct 2021 #11
Seven weeks to comply? Grins Oct 2021 #12
That Gives Them Plenty Of Time To Go Through A Two Dose Regimen COL Mustard Oct 2021 #17
This is the real news: C Moon Oct 2021 #13
Kaiser employees are already getting their boosters Sympthsical Oct 2021 #14
This message was self-deleted by its author ColinC Oct 2021 #15
. ColinC Oct 2021 #16
Mandates working very well! (1% is within the phobic/religious/lunatic fringe range.) Hortensis Oct 2021 #18
This is good news AncientOfDays Oct 2021 #19

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
1. I want to be treated at a hospital that can spread Covid around!!!
Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:06 PM
Oct 2021

Actually, no I don't and I can't believe there are staff at hospitals that are willing to do that.

orleans

(34,278 posts)
2. i want to say i can't believe it but i do believe it. how many times, this past
Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:14 PM
Oct 2021

year and a half, have i wondered: "what the fuck is wrong with people?"
(far too many times, far too often)

glad those idiots are out

BlueIdaho

(13,582 posts)
3. Seriously!
Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:14 PM
Oct 2021

Their so called “personal choice” can become a death sentence for patients. This is the worst kind of malpractice I can think of.

IronLionZion

(45,981 posts)
4. They never say what kind of employees
Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:26 PM
Oct 2021

it could be office jobs or cleaning staff or other positions that should be easier to fill than doctors/nurses.

There are plenty of opportunities out there for vaccinated folks who want new jobs with like-minded coworkers.

colsohlibgal

(5,275 posts)
5. Good For Them
Tue Oct 5, 2021, 10:46 PM
Oct 2021

If people are too messed up upstairs to just get vaccinated it’s time to play hardball with them.

I will never ever get anti vaccine types.....but they were few and far between before social media and right wing talk.

Cicada

(4,533 posts)
7. I bet it's mostly maintenance workers
Tue Oct 5, 2021, 11:30 PM
Oct 2021

Who can get a similar job elsewhere

The office building next door to the Kaiser medical building may pay about the same.

wnylib

(22,783 posts)
9. I am so glad that Governor Hochul made vaccination
Wed Oct 6, 2021, 12:29 AM
Oct 2021

mandatory for health care workers in NY state. Makes me feel safer about going to medical appointments.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(26,024 posts)
10. Last December I had a heart attack and went to my local hospital.
Wed Oct 6, 2021, 12:39 AM
Oct 2021

This was before vaccines were available, and the first thing they did was give me a quick test to see if I had Covid. Fortunately, I did not, so I was admitted to a regular unit, not a Covid one.

Now that vaccines are available every single hospital employee needs to be vaccinated, as does every other "first responder", cops, EMTs, Fire fighters. No excuses for them.

C Moon

(12,302 posts)
11. Shocking. It's not like they weren't warned.
Wed Oct 6, 2021, 12:44 AM
Oct 2021

Stupid is as stupid does.

These articles are trying to make this a political thing. It's not. It's plain stupidity on the part of boneheads who refuse to vaccinate—even after they are warned by their employers that it's a necessary part of continuing to work during a pandemic.

Grins

(7,448 posts)
12. Seven weeks to comply?
Wed Oct 6, 2021, 12:57 AM
Oct 2021

After they were given more time than the first time?

I got my Pfizer booster Monday. Made the appointment online just 5-days before. So why give people - in HEALTH CARE - so much time to comply?

COL Mustard

(6,213 posts)
17. That Gives Them Plenty Of Time To Go Through A Two Dose Regimen
Wed Oct 6, 2021, 04:05 AM
Oct 2021

And be fully vaccinated by December 1.

Sympthsical

(9,358 posts)
14. Kaiser employees are already getting their boosters
Wed Oct 6, 2021, 01:26 AM
Oct 2021

They seriously make it as easy as humanly possible for employees to get them.

Response to cadoman (Original post)

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
18. Mandates working very well! (1% is within the phobic/religious/lunatic fringe range.)
Wed Oct 6, 2021, 11:06 AM
Oct 2021

Fabulous! Kudos to Kaiser for getting that percentage so low and for their attempts to help employees who've been caught up in this mass derangement.

Those suspended account for less than 1% of the company's 240,000 workers. They have until December 1 to change their mind and get the vaccine.

"We hope none of our employees will choose to leave their jobs rather than be vaccinated, but we won't know with certainty until then. We will continue to work with this group of employees to allay concerns and educate them about the vaccines, their benefits, and risks."


AncientOfDays

(168 posts)
19. This is good news
Wed Oct 6, 2021, 11:51 AM
Oct 2021

Kaiser is my provider. I am happy that I won't have to ask, etc. That I can go and know that my risk is minimized.
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