Houston Methodist Nurse Jennifer Bridges b Houston Press In April, she refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine to keep her job. Bridges and dozens of colleagues are now opposing the hospital chain vaccination in court.
On Friday, 117 Houston Methodist workers filed a lawsuit against the hospital in Montgomery County District Court for forcing them to be vaccinated until June 7 to keep their jobs.
“Of course, there will be more to come, but at least we have found our land and we will start fighting,” Bridges said on Friday.
The staff was represented by local lawyer and conservative activist Yared Woodfil. This is far from the first coronavirus-related case, as several local and state officials have been indicted on charges of infringement masks and other pathogens.
“Clients are being forced to serve as” guinea pigs “in order to increase the profits of the Houston Methodist,” Wodfil wrote in the lawsuit.
Although many labor lawyers argue that employers are allowed to administer vaccines as long as they do not respond to certain medical conditions and sincere religious beliefs, it is illegal to force workers to take what they call “experimental vaccines.”
In particular, he alleges that the vaccination order violated the 1947 Nuremberg Code – a code of ethics written to prevent future Nazi-style medical trials after World War II – because the vaccines were only allowed in American food. And drug administration.
Although the three vaccines have not yet been fully approved by the FDA, millions of people around the world have been able to receive them safely.
“99% of Houston Methodist employees meet the requirements of the vaccine,” said Dr. Mark Boom, president and CEO of Houston Methodist.
“We are very proud of our staff for doing the right thing and protecting our patients from this deadly virus,” he said. As health care workers, it is our sacred duty and duty to do our best to protect our most vulnerable patients around us.
“It is unfortunate that some workers who refuse to get vaccinated and put our patients first respond in this way,” he said. Linn As we have done with the flu vaccine since 2009, “Health care facilities are ordering vaccines. In the United States alone, more than 165 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, resulting in very few infections in our country and the Houston region for more than a year.
He said he stands proudly of our staff and mission to protect our patients.
Bridges b Press She hopes the Montgomery County District Court could bar Houston Methodist workers from firing workers until June 7.
Bridges: “To see if we can actually talk to the judge and get a temporary restraining order. That will be in our court next week, so we hope if he gives it to us, we may have a chance to cool down or at least postpone it.
COVID-19 The self-contained bridge was initially rebuilt by its employer for refusing to be vaccinated because it seemed to be built too quickly to comfort her. She said she would definitely get any vaccine approved by the FDA in April.
After weeks of public support for popular vaccination groups such as Tessans for Vaccine Choice and Freedom, the bridges did not convince FDA to vaccinate.
“I will never get that vaccine,” she said. “Never, never, never.”
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