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Statement on Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

August 19, 2021

Tufts Medical Center statement on Wall Street Journal Op-Ed from August 8, 2021.

At Tufts Medical Center, we adhere to public health guidelines that are based on the most recent, high-quality scientific data available. With respect to indoor masking during the pandemic, that data are clear – masks are a critical tool to prevent the spread of infection. With students preparing to return to in-person learning this fall in the midst of the Delta variant surge, we support efforts to ensure the health and safety of children too young to be vaccinated, so they can continue to attend school in person. We do not endorse or support the idea that masking of children is ‘abusive’.

Employee Vaccinations Required by October 1, 2021
Every day we have the privilege of helping people heal and become their best, healthiest selves. These individuals turn to us when they are most vulnerable and trust that we will care for them safely. To serve them well, we also must be our healthiest and best selves and the best way to be healthy amidst this ongoing pandemic is vaccination.
During Pandemic, Innovation Shines at MelroseWakefield Hospital
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful time for healthcare workers everywhere. But at MelroseWakefield Hospital, creative and proactive thinking by experienced and highly skilled staff throughout the organization has led to new levels of innovation to respond to the challenges.
Plans To Require Employee COVID-19 Vaccination
Our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients, employees and clinicians. That is why today we are announcing that we will require those who work within our hospitals and health system to be vaccinated against COVID-19 following the full FDA approval of one of the current vaccines. We anticipate this happening later this year.

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