At a Monday board meeting, Montrose Memorial employees circulated petitions and voiced opposition to any potential vaccine mandate. At the moment, the hospital’s board is not putting forward any such proposal. Vaccine mandates in other institutions have been held up by state courts, and Indiana University had its mandate supported by a federal judge last month. 

In her article, assistant editor Katharhynn Heidelberg recounts some of the public opinion shared at the meeting, mostly from staff members fearful of a mandate. Additionally, you can read more in the article about the hospital’s response and an opinion from a doctor that does not oppose a vaccine mandate. 

What do you think about the situation? Are staff members right to oppose a mandatory vaccine? Or is it too significant of a public health risk?

PC: Katharhynn Heidelberg 
PC: Katharhynn Heidelberg