Houston’s ABC News affiliate reports:
A total of 153 workers at Houston Methodist Hospital have either resigned or have been fired after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this month, the hospital reported 178 employees had been suspended for not complying with the hospital’s vaccine requirement for workers.
It appears most of those employees chose to leave the hospital system or not get fully vaccinated. In a statement issued by Houston Methodist on June 9, a total of 24,947 employees complied and are fully vaccinated.
On May 28, a group of 117 Houston Methodist employees sued the hospital system for requiring the vaccine as a condition of employment. However, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit, calling it frivolous.
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The dozens upon dozens of workers in this Houston hospital system are out of the job now. Here’s what happened. https://t.co/g7MH9DbhVu
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) June 22, 2021