At Southeast Georgia Health System, we are very fortunate to work among
colleagues who are often our family, friends and neighbors. And that’s
who we provide care to as well—our friends and family. One of the
best aspects of living in southeast Georgia is that we live in such a
tightly knit community with people we love, trust and rely on.
During the last two years, coronavirus has changed the way we live, the
way we work, and the way we spend time with those we love. Some of us
have lost loved ones or have been ill from the virus ourselves - and some
may actually still be experiencing long-term symptoms. We have all worried,
at one time or another, about bringing the virus home due to our risk
of exposure while working in the health care environment. Considering
all these reasons, I am so thankful we can be vaccinated against COVID-19.
I believe in the vaccine’s efficacy, I trust the science behind
it, and I’m looking forward to the day when we reach herd immunity.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new mandate requires
that all health care workers be vaccinated with their first dose by December
5. I know that some of you are hesitant about getting the vaccine, so
I encourage you to talk with one of our doctors to discuss your concerns.
Or, if your concerns are religious in nature, please feel free to contact
your clergyman or the Health System’s chaplain, Wright Culpepper.
Because we are a Medicare provider, the Health System must comply with
this mandate, and our team members must be vaccinated if they intend to
continue working for us. We value you and we value your contributions
to our Health System, our patients and our community. We are friends and
family at Southeast Georgia Health System and I am counting on you to
get vaccinated so that you remain a member of our Health System team.
We’re here to answer any concerns you and your family may have.
Medical Questions on COVID-19 Vaccine
The Health System is making available two providers to answer any medical
questions you may have about the vaccine:
Religious Questions Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine
The Health System is making available a reverend to discuss with you any
religious concerns related to the COVID-19 vaccine:
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Highlights