Court Denies Massachusetts Hospital Workers’ Vaccine Appeal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an emergency appeal from employees at the largest hospital system in Massachusetts who object to the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds.

Justice Stephen Breyer did not comment Monday in rejecting the request from employees at Mass General Brigham for a religious exemption to the system’s vaccine requirement.

Lawyers for the employees said in court papers that six have been fired, one has resigned and another was vaccinated in order to remain employed.

Mass General Brigham is the state’s largest private employer, with 80,000 workers.

It told employees they would terminated if they did not receive their first shot by Nov. 5.

The Associated Press

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