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Thu Feb 18, 2021, 11:26 AM

No jab, no job: Vatican gets tough with COVID anti-vaxxers

Source: Reuters

HEALTHCARE & PHARMA
FEBRUARY 18, 2021 5:57 AM UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO

No jab, no job: Vatican gets tough with COVID anti-vaxxers

By Philip Pullella
2 MIN READ

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican has told employees that they may risk losing their jobs if they refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccination without legitimate health reasons.

A decree by Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, effectively the governor of Vatican City, said getting a vaccine was “the responsible choice” because of the risk of harming other people.

Vatican City, at 108 acres the world’s smallest state, has several thousand employees, most of whom live in Italy. Its vaccination programme began last month and Pope Francis, 84, was among the first to get the jab.

The seven-page decree says that those who cannot get vaccinated for health reasons may be given another position, presumably where they would have contact with fewer people, but will receive the same pay even if the new post is a demotion.

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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 10:45 PM

1. Madison Cawthorne

seems to think that this is illegal. In case you were wondering how the Frenshman representative from North Carolina feels about this.

(Good for the Vatican for doing what they can to save lives from Covid. I hope that their example will convince some of the whackier bishops and priests that it's okay, though some of them believe that Francis is the devil, so....)

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