More than 100 hospital workers in Texas are suing their employer for forcing them to be vaccinated.
The lawsuit against Houston Methodist, filed Friday, says the coronavirus vaccine, which it called “experimental,” makes them feel like “guinea pigs,” adding that employees should have the right to opt out. the vaccine without “force, deception, fraud, threat, solicitation or any kind of binding or coercion,” FOX 26 reported in Houston.
Lawyer Jared R. Woodfill, who represents the employees, said the tenure – threatened with termination – violates the WWII Nuremberg Code, which sets ethical standards against human experimentation.
Houston Methodist president and CEO Dr Marc Boom said 99% of hospital workers have received the vaccine, KPRC-TV reported.
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“We are extremely proud of our employees who are doing the right thing and protecting 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. “Boom said, according to FOX 26.” It is unfortunate that the few remaining employees who refuse to be vaccinated and prioritize our patients are reacting in this way. “
He said Texas law allows hospitals to require vaccines for employees, just as they have done with the flu shot for the past 11 years.
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Boom added that the coronavirus vaccines “have been shown, through rigorous testing, to be very safe and very effective and are not experimental. Over 165 million people in the United States alone have received COVID-19 vaccines, resulting in the lowest number of infections in our country and the Houston area in over a year, ”reported KPRC.
President Biden said on Friday that 62% of American adults had received at least one dose of a COVID-19[feminine[feminine vaccine with about a month ahead of its July 4 target of 70%.
Alexandria Hein of Fox News contributed to this report.