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To Vacc or Staff? Hospital board fields public concerns over vaccine mandates

Substantial number of staff expected to quit if forced to get vaccine

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People came out in droves this week to lament the impending federal vaccine mandates that are expected to affect Campbell County Health employees next month and may lead to a significant loss of staff.

Nearly 100 concerned citizens, hospital employees and board members packed the City Hall meeting room, some of whom held signs in the audience opposing the federal vaccine mandates that are expected to require all health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Thursday evening’s hospital board meeting was so well attended with those in opposition of a vaccine mandate for hospital staff, the meeting room at city hall was overflowing well into the hallway.

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Board member Tom Murphy poses questions about natural antibodies for COVID-19 during a hospital board meeting at city hall in Gillette Thursday evening.

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Community members voice their opinions against a vaccine mandate during a hospital board of trustees meeting at city hall in Gillette Thursday evening.

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