|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications
NAHC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Washington, D.C. – It has been reported in some news outlets that the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has joined in calling for mandatory vaccination against the novel coronavirus COVID-19 for all front-line health care workers. This is not accurate. While NAHC continues to urge all medically eligible Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, we believe every health care provider must decide for itself how best to serve the interests of its patients, while respecting the sensitivities of its employees.
From the beginning of this public health emergency, NAHC and its members have been at the forefront of providing the latest and best education about the dangers of COVID-19 and the value and efficacy of the vaccines. This important work will continue. The NAHC Board of Directors took a public pledge to take the vaccine as soon as it became available to them and all have fulfilled that pledge. NAHC and its members will continue to work toward full vaccination of every person in home care, home health, and hospice through education, persuasion, and incentivization. The COVID-19 vaccines available to Americans are safe and effective and we urge everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit nahc.org.