University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Won’t Require Staff to Take COVID-19 Vaccine Due to ‘General Uncertainty’

“Until we learn more and build our own experience...it’s not the right thing to make it mandatory”

“Until we learn more and build our own experience…it’s not the right thing to make it mandatory”

UPMC requires its health care employees to receive the flu vaccine. But while the vast Pittsburgh-based health system is enthusiastic about COVID-19 vaccine, it won’t immediately require its employees to get it.

The main reason is general uncertainty about the COVID-19 vaccine — the first of several vaccines in the pipeline could receive emergency approval from the U.S. government this month, possibly within days. UPMC is preparing to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine to front-line health care workers as soon as this month.

Dr. Graham Snyder, UPMC’s medical director of infection prevention and hospital epidemiology, said UPMC’s mandatory flu vaccination policy “is based on decades of experience with the influenza vaccine.”

But there’s no comparable data for a COVID-19 vaccine, or on whether a mandate is the best way to get large numbers of people to become vaccinated, Snyder said on Tuesday.

The first COVID-19 vaccine, from Pfizer, is expected to soon receive emergency approval. A second vaccine, from Moderna, is also expected to soon receive emergency approval. Distribution of at least one vaccine is expected to begin this month.

Snyder said UPMC is “very excited about the preliminary information we have about how safe the vaccine is and how it will work.”

Still, he said UPMC will conduct its own review of the vaccines before injecting any of its employees.

“Until we learn more and build our own experience with this vaccine, plus, until we see the uptake of vaccine in our communities, and have an understanding about the role that vaccination has in ending this pandemic, it’s not the right thing to make it mandatory,” he said.

He said UPMC’s independent review won’t slow down distribution plans.

UPMC doctors on Tuesday outlined their plans for receiving and distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.

Overall, they offered an enthusiastic assessment of the COVID-19 vaccine and said they plan an information campaign to persuade the public to get vaccinated.

Vaccine manufacturers began large scale production of their COVID-19 vaccines even as they carried out clinical trials that could potentially prove their vaccine unsafe or ineffective. The purpose was to be able to immediately begin distributing vaccine deemed safe and effective.

Snyder said some of the vaccine trials have taken place in Pittsburgh, with some UPMC employees participating.

He said some have experienced side affects such as fever, fatigue or arm pain, with some needing to take a day or two off from work.

He called this “a normal and healthy immune response.”

Source: Penn Live

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nick1111
nick1111
3 months ago

Crap created by US Pentagon bio labs

ke4ram
ke4ram
3 months ago

This is amazing stuff. A vaccine for a virus that has yet been proven to exist. Of course people get sick,,, go to the doc,,, he says “You got the covid”. That’s it! After all, Doctors wouldn’t lie to get money from the Feds. Would they. Hospitals? Naaa.

Same for labs, for vaccine makers, and medical equipment producers getting billions, trillions? form governments fleecing their subjects. Yep,,, all above reproach. And the folks go home telling everyone they beat the covid and how sick it makes them. A con with a life of its own…

Billy Cobbett
Billy Cobbett
3 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

Even the most anti-lockdown of people(Cummings, Yeadon, Gupta etc) don’t deny Covid exists…it’s just not that bad….certainly not worth shutting the world down for.

Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
Saint Jimmy (Russian American)
3 months ago
Reply to  Billy Cobbett

I’m still not convinced it’s real. It has not been isolated. If it’s real, it is no worse than average flu. This is a complete fucking fraud.

Garry Compton
Garry Compton
3 months ago

I’ve had it for two weeks, first a sore throat from hell , which took out my taste and smell , along with low fever, and forget about anything but sleep = zero energy zero appetite. Now, I’m into the cough syndrome and trying antibiotics. I call it the Ukie flu since the US and big pharma have labs in Ukraine and Russia was too late in closing the border. First wave last spring showed 5 to 10 a day – today 300 people a day. But the test, as we know is all BS. So, why would anyone need a vaccine if the Herd immunity is in the millions and thousands of us already have had this Flu ? Because they know we will all test positive regardless, and they want that Vaccine Pass Port , in order to extort us all. There are more viruses out there – they don’t need a name, except for NWO use.

voza0db
3 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

Nowadays a simple new entry on a RNA database is the equivalent of a “NEW VIRUS”! No need to prove anything else.

The new RNA just needs to have a % match with other entries. From 50% to 99% and that’s it.

WELCOME to the XXI Century awesome Scientific Method…

voza0db
3 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

Just for PCR kits alone the Plantation where I slave on, they already wasted almost 400 million euros! Not counting all the rest of materials and personnel and transports!

WONDERFUL SCAM… HUGE PROFITS, no wonder they are all in favour.

Garry Compton
Garry Compton
3 months ago
Reply to  voza0db

Hoffman LaRoche bought the PCR test patent for 300 million awhile ago. The developer { scientist} who got a Nobel Prize died 4 mos. before the Wuhan outbreak. He would have told us the test was not for Covid use. Hoff La Roche have made over 2 billion on their fake test kits.

voza0db
3 months ago
Reply to  Garry Compton

His death has a lot of SRF & Billionaires numerology associated to it. And the wife told that he died due to pneumonia, the same disease they are using to TEST TOOLS to screw and cull the Herd until at least 2030…

Him being dead is a huge plus to SRF & Billionaires.

Garry Compton
Garry Compton
3 months ago
Reply to  voza0db

Agree – And how many people die of pneumonia in August ? The Big Pharma and their accomplices can spike any of their viruses with deadly additives – one of them I know, will kill you within a couple months and appear to be pneumonia – and there is no cure. I’m sure they used it in all those nursing homes.

Undecider
Undecider
3 months ago

Since according to ‘the data,’ the flu is ten times worse than COVID ever could be, how about stick with the flu shot and consider that it covers COVID? If a bullet proof vest works for bullets, wouldn’t it protect against BBs?

Since they already mandate the flu shot and it’s deadly enough, there should be no requirement for anything COVID related.

Anti-Empire