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UPDATE: VNA Statement Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Released: 8/18/2021 6:00:00 AM

To All VNA of WNY Staff:

By now, you have likely seen the message sent on Sept. 2 from Kaleida Health President and Chief Operating Officer Don Boyd with an update on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate (copied below). As I mentioned in my previous message, New York State policy on mandatory COVID vaccination was likely to change and it has.

Home care staff is now included in the NYS COVID vaccine mandate. That means home health care staff must receive their first COVID vaccine dose by October 7, 2021.

Kaleida Health continues to work diligently to finalize policies and protocols to implement the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in New York state.

Meanwhile, if you have been vaccinated outside of the system please make sure you send a copy of your vaccination card to Human Resources so records can be updated. If you have not been vaccinated please see Kaleidascope for employee health hours and the process for vaccination. You are also free to receive your vaccination anywhere in the community, just remember to send a copy of that record to Human Resources.

I will keep you posted as more information becomes available.

Lisa Greisler
President
Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York

 

 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Update: September 2, 2021

Kaleida Health continues to work diligently to finalize policies and protocols to implement the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in New York State that was announced on August 16.

Early next week, we will hold site-based manager meetings to share our policy and other important information with our leadership team. We plan to share the information with staff following those meetings next week.

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!