Thousands of Alberta Health Services (AHS) employees have sent an open letter to their bosses demanding it drop its mandatory vaccination for staff policy.
The letter’s signators say they include both vaccinated and unvaccinated physicians, nurses, first responders and health care professionals that oppose the AHS requirement they are fully vaccinated by the end of October, or face job loss.
Citing the severe strain the health care system is currently facing, the signatories shared concerns about providing adequate patient care with the looming threat of potential loss of staff.
As of its release on September 20, 3,544 health care workers have signed the letter, saying they are “standing together in keeping the Alberta healthcare system operating at its greatest capacity to support the highest possible number of patients.”
Constitutional lawyer Carol Crosson represents the staff members who are seeking help in asserting their legal rights in relation to these mandates.