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TGH Statement on Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine for Team Members, Physicians, and Affiliates

Published: Sep 9, 2021

Tampa, FL (September 9, 2021) – Tampa General Hospital plans to comply with the Presidential Executive Order related to mandatory vaccines for all team members and physicians of TGH and its affiliates. Since December 2020, Tampa General Hospital has consistently urged all team members and physicians to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We have worked diligently to provide evidence-based information and to make the vaccine accessible to everyone who works for Tampa General. As of September 6, seventy four percent of our team members are vaccinated. TGH is aware that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is developing an interim Final Rule around the vaccination requirement announced by the Biden-Harris Administration.  Tampa General will continue to educate on the importance of the vaccine and make it readily available for all of our team members. As with everything, the safety and care of our patients, team members and community is our number one priority.