Inova COVID-19 Vaccination Center

Courtesy Fairfax County schools

Inova Health, which operates five hospitals in Northern Virginia, will require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 1.

"We believe this a necessary step in prioritizing team member and patient safety, which align in our core values," the health system said in a statement to NBCWashington. "We are committed to answering questions and educating team members about the safety, efficacy and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine."

Inova employs about 18,000 team members who serve more than 2 million individuals annually through its network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.

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Paul Benedict

What about pregnant women? Do they need not apply for jobs, or if already working resign? And what about the thousands of young men experiencing heart inflamation after being immunized? It is scary when health care facilities start requiring medical procedures that are not fully vetted. In addition, studies show that immunization among African-American and Hispanic residents is well below the national average, probably partialy provoked in part by the fierce anti-vax messaging by now VP Harris and other prominent (and hypocritic) Democratic leaders when Trump streamlined the vaccine development process last year. While probably not intended, rules like this hurt minorities more than white people.

John Dutko

Everything you just said is completely wrong. Why do you go out of your way to lie?

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