Yesterday, Saint Als announced that all employees would be required to receive both COVID-19 shots by September 21 or lose their employment.
All new employees would be required to receive the shots as well and provide proof they have received them. The requirement also applies to both students and volunteers working within the Saint Al’s system.
One employee with Saint Als reached out to Idaho Dispatch to express their frustration over the mandate.
The individual in question wished to remain anonymous. Their fear was that speaking out publicly with their identity would cost them their job.
The employee told Idaho Dispatch that they believe the real number of employees at their hospital who have received the COVID shots is only 35% to 40%. They said Trinity Health’s claim that the nationwide rate for their health system is 75% is likely not accurate.
Idaho Dispatch asked the Saint Al’s employee why so many have not gotten the shots and why they themselves have not gotten them.
Here is the response Idaho Dispatch received to our inquiry:
This truly is untested. We have zero data demonstrating the long-term effects of this vaccine.
We ignore and even hide the current reactions, side effects, and deaths that are happening right now. Nobody seems to care about those deaths and reactions, all while continually pumping out propaganda. The propaganda bombardment alone is enough to make any person stop and question this.Advertisement
Why has St Al’s narrative changed with the presidential administrations? Last October, there were flyers all over the hospital talking about how there is no vaccine coming out because it takes between 10 and 15 years to prove a vaccine safe. Once the administration changed, obviously, so did the narrative.
Now it’s a constant barrage of how it’s safe and to do it because we care for others. What happened to 10 to 15 years to prove it safe? Now they are forcing me to have an untested and unknown experimental drug put into my body, or else they will take away my ability to provide for my family. This is ludicrous and terrifying.
The employee provided a poster that they say was posted throughout the Saint Al’s hospital they work at, and that the flyer talked about how long it takes to get a safe vaccine. The poster is dated “October 2020.”
Here is the image the employee sent to us (story continues below):
The flyer above does mention that a vaccine usually takes between 10 and 15 years before coming to the market. The flyer states,
“Since there are many hoops the vaccine has to go through before it is deemed safe for use, it often takes 10 to 15 years to get a vaccine to market.”
The Saint Al’s employee Idaho Dispatch spoke with also said in their statement that the messaging changed once the presidential administration changed. The employee said that the messaging now is constant for employees to become vaccinated against COVID-19.
Here is one image the employee said was put on their computers:
Note: The image above is on a computer but because there are potential identifying marks surrounding the image that could disclose the employee’s identity, Idaho Dispatch was asked to crop the image to just show the message itself.)
The Saint Als employee said they are not alone in their anger over the vaccine mandate. They told Idaho Dispatch there are others that do not want to get the shots because they believe it is too experimental and has not been tested as a normal vaccine would be.
Saint Al’s CEO, Odette Bolano, had this to say on Twitter about the company’s decision:
Today we took a big step to ensure that we protect our patients, communities we serve & colleagues. We respect personal choices that colleagues will make. Safety is one of core values, we trust the science, & it’s the right thing to do.
The company also encouraged employees in Oregon to get the COVID-19 shots as well. However, Oregon law prohibits the company from forcing their employees to get the shots.
Idaho Dispatch also reached out to local contacts at Saint Als to get a statement from them on Trinity Health’s decision to require the COVID shots. We have not yet received a response at this time.
What do you think of the requirement for Saint Al’s employees to get the COVID-19 shots or lose their jobs?
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