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Georgia hospitals are reluctant to require COVID vaccines for health workers

Georgia public health officials and the CDC said they do not track vaccination rates for frontline workers at hospitals and nursing homes.

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Vaccine resistance among health care workers is no surprise, said Dr. Harry Greenspun, chief medical officer for Guidehouse, a management and consulting firm based in Chicago.

“People forget that health care workers are people,” Greenspun said. “We tend to appropriately laud our frontline workers, and there’s a lot of heroic work going on. But fundamentally health care workers are just people, and we shouldn’t be surprised that still a large number have to be reminded to be vaccinated and they have the attitudes reflected by the communities they come from.”

‘Protect those under our care’

The debate over mandates comes amid an abrupt rise in new coronavirus infections. Georgia’s seven-day rolling average of probable and confirmed coronavirus cases is at its highest point since Feb. 20, when the state’s most recent surge was waning, and a growing number of hot spots have emerged in rural counties where vaccination rates are staggeringly low.

Nicole Baker, left, an emergency room nurse and manager at Emory University Hospital, was the first employee to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination at Emory last December. CONTRIBUTED.
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Nicole Baker, left, an emergency room nurse and manager at Emory University Hospital, was the first employee to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination at Emory last December. CONTRIBUTED.

Statewide, only 40% of the population is fully vaccinated, compared to 50% across the nation.

But as the latest uptick arrived, some health care providers in Georgia took action.

Deke Cateau, chief executive of A.G. Rhodes, an Atlanta nonprofit that operates three nursing homes, issued a mandate this week: employees must be vaccinated by Oct. 1. Cateau had hoped to avoid such a dictate, but was uncomfortable with just 60% of the staff taking the vaccine voluntarily.

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“It became an ethical and moral imperative that we take action because we cannot go back to what happened last year,” Cateau said, referring to the widespread deaths in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. “We’re all tired. We’re all at our brink, and we simply can’t go back to that. . . . We have to protect those under our care.”

PruittHealth, one of Georgia’s largest nursing home chains, announced Tuesday that, effective Oct. 1, all administrators and directors of health services, along with other managers and corporate employees must be vaccinated. CEO Neil Pruitt said the company would meet with other employees before deciding on a company-wide mandate.

Georgia Department of Public Health officials have created several posters encouraging health care workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19. (Georgia Department of Public Health)
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Georgia Department of Public Health officials have created several posters encouraging health care workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19. (Georgia Department of Public Health)

“Low vaccination rates are fueling the current wave of COVID-19 our country is experiencing, and we must trust in the science that was developed to protect us,” Pruitt said.

Atria Senior Living decided in January to require its 10,000 employees at assisted living centers across the country to get vaccinated, said John Moore, chairman and CEO. Among the company’s 215 employees in metro Atlanta, Moore said, 98.6% are vaccinated.

Piedmont Healthcare, one of Georgia’s largest health care systems, is requiring its doctors and other providers, including nurses and physician assistants, along with executives and new employees, to be vaccinated by Sept. 1. Other employees will have to be vaccinated in the “near future,” Piedmont said this week.

“It became an ethical and moral imperative that we take action because we cannot go back to what happened last year.”

Deke Cateau, chief executive of A.G. Rhodes, an Atlanta nonprofit that operates three nursing homes

Richard Gerakitis, a labor and employment law attorney in Atlanta, said it was only a matter of time before more health care providers adopted the mandate.

Most want to wait until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gives full authorization to the vaccines, he said. So far, the FDA has given only emergency-use authorizations to the vaccines manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

“Employers could mandate it now but I think they prefer to have full use authorization,” Gerakitis said.

Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare announced Tuesday that its doctors and other providers, including nurses and physician assistants, along with executives and new employees, must be vaccinated by Sept. 1. Other employees will have to be vaccinated in the “near future,” Piedmont said this week. (Christine Tannous / christine.tannous@ajc.com)
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Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare announced Tuesday that its doctors and other providers, including nurses and physician assistants, along with executives and new employees, must be vaccinated by Sept. 1. Other employees will have to be vaccinated in the “near future,” Piedmont said this week. (Christine Tannous / [email protected])

Credit: Christine Tannous / [email protected]

Credit: Christine Tannous / [email protected]

Mixed response

Some hospitals feared an abrupt mandate could trigger a backlash among employees at a time when angst about the shots is at an all-time high. That applies especially outside the state’s urban regions, said Jimmy Lewis, CEO of HomeTown Health, an advocacy group for rural hospital providers.

Other providers told the Journal-Constitution that they are still weighing their options.

Wellstar Health System said in a statement that it is “actively evaluating the latest guidance from public health authorities and clinical experts.” But for now, it is not requiring employees to be vaccinated.

At Emory Health, officials said the hospital had strongly encouraged but not yet required the vaccination for employees, “as we previously communicated that we planned to require vaccination upon full FDA approval.”

Because of the spike in cases, however, “we are currently reviewing this plan and will communicate any potential change to our team members first.”

Dr. Gayla Dillard, left, and Dr. Sakina Peregrino-Brimah, right, received their vaccines at Piedmont Healthcare's first employee vaccination event in December. (Photo courtesy of Piedmont Healthcare)
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Dr. Gayla Dillard, left, and Dr. Sakina Peregrino-Brimah, right, received their vaccines at Piedmont Healthcare’s first employee vaccination event in December. (Photo courtesy of Piedmont Healthcare)

Meanwhile, health care providers may need to get creative to persuade vaccine holdouts within the profession, said Greenspun, the chief medical officer for Guidehouse.

Publicity campaigns and raffles won’t work for them, he said.

“These health care workers are not going to be influenced by an American Hospital Association,” he said. “They are much more interested in their church and community leaders and what other folks like that have to say. Obviously, that’s the kind of outreach that has to be done.

“Also, employers need to be tapping into that self-interest in people and telling them, ‘Look, you are putting your parents at risk, you are putting your kids at risk.’”

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A two-day vaccination event in June at tortilla producer Olé Mexican Foods in Norcross netted 250 new vaccinations, organizers reported."},{"_id":"AON57WK4O5CNFOPJKIP6C23E4A","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1626456076853},"type":"text","content":"The goal, advocates say, is to make both vaccinations and culturally competent information about vaccines available in the places that immigrants already frequent. That’s a strategy that, according to health experts, should define this current, toughest phase of the state’s flagging vaccination campaign."},{"_id":"FDWABL4ICNAABJF3QLOH3VC6H4","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"37UVQ3BAG5A2BK2GBD5OF2TQJQ"},"type":"interstitial_link","content":"COVID-19 surge looms in Georgia","url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-surge-looms-in-georgia/EVY2UJI3SVHXXKDEOGUC74HDDM/"},{"_id":"WOTFOZVLZZF4RPH3ZUBX2MMAMM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1626456076854},"type":"text","content":"“We need to make it so easy to get the shots that people have no excuse for being unvaccinated,” said Dr. Laila Eugenia Woc-Colburn, an infectious disease specialist at Emory University Hospital, and an immigrant from Guatemala. “The more we remove the accessibility barrier, the more vaccines we will be able to give out.”"},{"_id":"ZRLOGBE23ZAYPCJZAWZZDFOAK4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1626456076855},"type":"text","content":"Genesis Castro helps coordinate the Latino Community Fund’s COVID-19 response. 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It’s a trend that holds up across different places of origin, from Central and South Americans to Europeans and Asians, who make up about 4% of Georgia’s population, but over 6.5 percent of the state’s vaccine recipients (”There isn’t too big of a push to get Asian Americans vaccinated because most of them have already done it,” said Xavier Kim, managing director of the Asian American Resource Center). 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Campaigns targeting people from Latin America should also refrain from using words like “Latinx” — which Spanish-speakers do not use — and opt instead for language like “evento de vacunación para la comunidad,” or “vaccination event for the community.”"},{"_id":"QO26MRZW2ZHEBLVEHMJ6Q3LVEE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1626456076865},"type":"text","content":"“If you are trying to target immigrants, you need to speak to them in a way that makes sense for them,” Castro said."},{"_id":"BB4WTEAGE5HHPNIQZN4DXDZUZE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1626456076866},"type":"text","content":"Both CORE and the Latino Community Fund say it’s necessary to repeatedly stress that vaccines are free, and that proof of insurance isn’t required. 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In cooperation with CORE and the DeKalb County Board of Health, the IRC has helped give out over 7,000 doses since then. At the helm of the IRC’s COVID response is Dr. Omar Aziz, from Iraq, who leads a team of 20 associates, all from immigrant backgrounds."},{"_id":"CBM4E4RXIJD43IA4PU2X4OJLG4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1626779077967},"type":"text","content":"Those running the IRC’s vaccine operation “represent the community they are serving,” IRC spokesperson Fiona Freeman wrote in an email. “Sometimes, our team members would leave their apartment and walk to work at our mobile site in the same apartment complex.”"},{"_id":"LAF2LVCFGZDSDMNR4XQE3VJGDI","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"GDOBJNJCZRFKDEAT5OPQMDONHA"},"type":"interstitial_link","content":"COVID-19 vaccine in metro Atlanta: Everything you need to know","url":"https://www.ajc.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-in-metro-atlanta-everything-you-need-to-know/MK3PERSZORAGFHERWL27DREJVE/"},{"_id":"5T4NGODW5ZB7TONCFQ4JUMGIQI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1626779077946},"type":"text","content":"Consistency is the cornerstone of the Mexican Consulate’s vaccination clinic, which operates every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday out of its “ventanilla de salud,” or “health counter.”"},{"_id":"RBSZVPFB4RETTLGRJHW2AR7PHU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1626779077947},"type":"text","content":"Since March, nearly 5,000 people had been vaccinated at the consulate, according to Dianne Roman, the ventanilla’s coordinator."},{"_id":"3LXFOFU7VZGZJFNX2VLAFZXXXU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1626779077948},"type":"text","content":"“Here at the consulate, we take advantage of the fact that there are many people coming here to get their passports, their documents,” said Roman. “I also go up to people and sit down with them one-on-one. ‘Tell me, what are your questions about the vaccine? 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Felix Hall volunteered to join the U.S. Army as America was building up its forces amid World War II. Just 19, he disappeared in February of 1941, 10 months before the Japanese would attack Pearl Harbor and the United States would enter the war. Fellow troops eventually found his body hanging in a ravine on Fort Benning."},{"_id":"HUMY3RBPV5GMFBFML3T5MHTCSY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442089},"type":"text","content":"Federal authorities investigated for months but never solved the crime. 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A woman who resided in the area told the FBI that a white sergeant had complained about Black people peering through his windows and had sat outside at night armed with a rifle, seeking to catch one of them. The FBI interviewed that soldier and his roommate and they both denied involvement."},{"_id":"BGA3AVWJQZGF3OKPUXSWSAPTD4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442106},"type":"text","content":"In a letter he wrote in June of 1941, Maj. Gen. L.R. Fredendall, then Fort Benning’s commander, said Hall’s death was “believed to be a sex murder” that had been “greatly exaggerated by Communist and other organizations.” Fredendall does not explain what he means by “a sex murder” in his letter to S. 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Felix Hall"},{"_id":"F6WYZRCUYRCJNIMYJBGTSWTFXY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442112},"type":"text","content":"Hall was among thousands of Black U.S. military veterans who were threatened or assaulted and many were lynched during the 19th and 20th centuries, according to a report by the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit human rights group. The report cites examples:"},{"_id":"OZEYL56Z3VEWNETUPXZC5Y6XHY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442113},"type":"text","content":"In 1898, for example, Pvt. James Neely, a Black U.S. veteran of the Spanish-American War, was gunned down in Hampton, Georgia. Wearing his military uniform, he entered a drug store and ordered a soda at the counter. When the white storeowner told him Black customers had to order and drink outside in the rear, Neely protested. A crowd of armed white men chased him down the road, firing weapons. He was later found dead from gunshot wounds."},{"_id":"6SJFRC542BHMBJOG2SFAPIJIAY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442114},"type":"text","content":"In July of 1946, Maceo Snipes, a Black World War II veteran, was mortally wounded by a white gunman after Snipes became the only Black person to vote in the Democratic gubernatorial primary election in Taylor County, Georgia. It happened at a time when the Ku Klux Klan was threatening violence against any blacks who would dare to do what Snipes did."},{"_id":"SDIXWAIZEZDNVK5L3EUBHQ647E","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442115},"type":"text","content":"Just days after Snipes was killed, two Black couples were gunned down by a white mob near Moore’s Ford Bridge about 50 miles east of Atlanta. The victims included George Dorsey, a World War II veteran who had been home for only nine months after serving in the Pacific for five years."},{"_id":"4F5JJUBPQNCAPMK6S35E7X25NI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442116},"type":"text","content":"Felix Hall is commemorated in the EJI’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which is dedicated to victims of American white supremacy. The memorial sits in Montgomery, Alabama, a short drive from where Hall lived in Millbrook."},{"_id":"5FLE2KQS6REDFGHCXJ2X7FXRT4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442117},"type":"text","content":"In 2016, The Washington Post published an extensive article about Hall’s lynching based on records gathered by the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. The Post followed up with a piece in May about a Black soldier, Pvt. Albert King, who was fatally shot by a white military policeman near Fort Benning in 1941, the same year Hall was lynched there. The policeman was found not guilty of manslaughter."},{"_id":"MZKIHY5DEJBGVEDJU4DVNK5OA4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442118},"type":"text","content":"The memorial Fort Benning is preparing to dedicate to Hall Tuesday refers to President Harry Truman’s 1948 order to desegregate the U.S. military and says the “U.S. Army remains focused on reflecting on the past, present and future to ensure every single soldier is afforded an opportunity to excel in supporting the army’s mission.”"},{"_id":"FN3S2E224ZEBNC3O7BB22KY5T4","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442119},"type":"text","content":"Margaret Burnham, the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project’s founder and director, applauded Fort Benning’s move."},{"_id":"XJ6TV7TW5RFTVEX4IMOTNF4PBU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442120},"type":"text","content":"“It is an acknowledgment by the military that they didn’t do enough during World War II to protect African American soldiers,” she said. “It should represent not a coda but an opening for further investigations by the military itself into the cases of other African Americans who suffered as a result of the racism within the military at home and abroad.”"},{"_id":"WPQGMFHYHBHDBAASXMFSZLUWAM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627570442121},"type":"text","content":"U.S. Rep. 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Ward practiced dentistry for 25 years before becoming a math teacher, the Burlington County Times newspaper reported."},{"_id":"Z4DSB3LR5VAY3EYOOL2E25QGXY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624970302885},"type":"text","content":"“I try to do (for students) what worked for my dental practice patients,” Ward said in a Rutgers University profile in 2007. In teaching algebra, Ward said, he explained the math “in a calm, reassuring manner what was happening at each stage of the procedure.”"},{"_id":"GZAQWYQ56VCJ7AEMK5S4RCRC4Q","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1627579096980},"type":"text","content":"In mid-July, another golfer was killed by lightning, according to Pennsylvania investigators. Joseph Slivinski, 71, of Blakely, was struck around 1:30 p.m. on the Pine Hills Golf Course in Taylor, media outlets reported."},{"_id":"7XJP4VF75ZHOJLH627Y2UC3QKQ","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624970302886},"type":"text","content":"According to the CDC, around 85% of those killed by lightning are men. People aged 15–34 years account for about 41% of all lightning strike victims."},{"_id":"ZWVWXCICQ5HMBJG2EIKX62M6ZI","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624970302887},"type":"text","content":"Fewer people have been killed by lightning so far this year, though there’s no obvious reason, meteorologists say."},{"_id":"VWJ6HTVSCFF6ZN3G3IZ7YK2ALY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624970302888},"type":"text","content":"It could be that there’s more public awareness about the dangers of lightning, or the technology advances, such as with cellphone weather apps, mean fewer people are caught off guard, Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said. Being prepared and understanding the dangers of lightning are keys to stay safe, experts advise."},{"_id":"3ZOZGY7RANC6RDNDGYD5MP4XAE","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624970302889},"type":"text","content":"The Severe Weather Team 2 app can be downloaded online on wsbtv.com. Weather alerts are also available through the AJC news app, which can be downloaded at AJC.com."},{"_id":"JJMZA6BFVJCKPKQLJ73WVG4UOU","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":"JWF7BBAMTNAUNMEBAFXCYICBXA"},"type":"divider"},{"_id":"3NBKWMQXKNAATCTT7OZUOZIRQA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624970302891},"type":"text","content":"STAYING SAFE DURING LIGHTNING"},{"_id":"J2BTTBH3C5EKLOSWZA2QQQWVFU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624970302892},"type":"text","content":"1. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you."},{"_id":"RAZLPPKBZVAL7PKIW2A7OCO72Q","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624970302893},"type":"text","content":"2. When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter: a substantial building with electricity or plumbing or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with windows up."},{"_id":"I565DIHQGBCTNNZQZPSEZTD7DY","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624970302894},"type":"text","content":"3. Stay in a safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder."},{"_id":"HEXHVM7N4BDALL5QHDAM5SZILU","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1624970302895},"type":"text","content":"4. If you’re inside, stay off electrical equipment that puts you in direct contact with electricity and stay away from windows and doors. 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