HOUSTON – A lawsuit has been filed against Houston Methodist for its mandate “to require its employees to receive an injection of an investigational vaccine as a condition of employment,” according to the lawsuit filed by attorney Jared R. Woodfill.
Woodfill said he represented 117 workers included in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit says that for the first time in US history, an employer is forcing its employees to be vaccinated “with an experimental injection of modifying the COVID-19 mRNA gene” or to be fired.
“Methodist Hospital requires its employees to be human ‘guinea pigs’ as a condition of continued employment,” said the lawsuit.
Woodfill says employees should be free to choose to take the vaccine without “force, deception, fraud, threat, solicitation or any kind of coercion or coercion.” He said the warrant violates the Nuremberg Code and state of Texas public policy.
Houston Methodist CEO Dr. Marc Boom responded to the lawsuit with the following statement:
To date, 99% of Houston Methodist’s 26,000 employees have met the requirements of the vaccination mandate. We are extremely proud of our employees who do the right thing and protect our patients from this deadly virus. As healthcare workers, it is our sacred duty to do all we can to protect our patients, who are the most vulnerable in our community. It is our duty and our privilege.
It is unfortunate that the few remaining employees who refuse to be vaccinated and put our patients first are reacting in this way. It is legal for healthcare facilities to impose vaccines, as we have done with the flu vaccine since 2009. COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be very safe and very effective through rigorous testing and are not not experimental. In the United States alone, more than 165 million people have received COVID-19 vaccines, resulting in the lowest number of infections in our country and the Houston area in more than a year .
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