Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care

Updated statement as of 8.6.21

AAEM recently signed onto the joint statement supporting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all workers in health and long-term care (provided below). However, in addition as evidence continues to accumulate and we come to a greater understanding of COVID-19 infection, it appears that prior confirmed infection with COVID-19 produces a robust antibody response which may provide immunity comparable to receiving the vaccine. Given the current evidence, AAEM believes that those with a documented previous infection with COVID-19 should be treated similarly to those who have received full immunization. As always, further data will be considered and this statement may be revised in the future.

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