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01/04/2022

Booster shots required for all Mass General Brigham employees

To ensure that we are continuing to take every step to protect our patients and our employees, and in light of the Omicron variant, Mass General Brigham will require all employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot by March 1, 2022. Employees who completed their primary vaccine series after August 1, 2021, are required to receive a vaccine booster shot by June 30, 2022.

“As a community of caregivers, we hold the patient at the center of all we do,“ said Anne Klibanski, MD, President and CEO of Mass General Brigham. It is essential that we take this action to ensure the safest clinical environment for our patients and their families and our employees.”

Evidence regarding vaccine effectiveness is overwhelmingly positive. However, further research now demonstrates that vaccine effectiveness decreases over time and that a vaccine booster shot substantially increases protection against getting infected with COVID-19 variants. In addition, for those who do become infected, studies show that the booster shot helps prevent symptomatic and severe disease. This decision is also consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

To ensure that we are continuing to take every step to protect our patients and our employees, and in light of the Omicron variant, Mass General Brigham will require all employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot by March 1, 2022. Employees who completed their primary vaccine series after August 1, 2021, are required to receive a vaccine booster shot by June 30, 2022.

“As a community of caregivers, we hold the patient at the center of all we do,“ said Anne Klibanski, MD, President and CEO of Mass General Brigham. It is essential that we take this action to ensure the safest clinical environment for our patients and their families and our employees.”

Evidence regarding vaccine effectiveness is overwhelmingly positive. However, further research now demonstrates that vaccine effectiveness decreases over time and that a vaccine booster shot substantially increases protection against getting infected with COVID-19 variants. In addition, for those who do become infected, studies show that the booster shot helps prevent symptomatic and severe disease. This decision is also consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.

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