Commentary & Opinion
By Jon Hyman
Jun. 2, 2021
Some 117 employees have sued their employer, Houston Methodist Hospital, over its requirement that all employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to ABC News, the hospital gave its employees a June 7 deadline to get vaccinated or face suspension and termination. The employees allege that their employer is “illegally requiring its employees to be injected with an experimental vaccine as a condition of employment.” The lawsuit adds that the hospital’s vaccine requirement violates the “Nuremberg Code and the public policy of the state of Texas.”
In a statement, hospital CEO Dr. Marc Boom said, “It is unfortunate that the few remaining employees who refuse to get vaccinated and put our patients first are responding in this way. It is legal for health care institutions to mandate vaccines, as we have done with the flu vaccine since 2009. The COVID-19 vaccines have proven through rigorous trials to be very safe and very effective and are not experimental.”
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