COVID-19 vaccine protest planned outside home of Kentucky health system CEO

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A protest of COVID-19 vaccination requirements is scheduled for Aug. 24 outside the home of Garren Colvin, president and CEO of Edgewood, Ky.-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Those opposed to vaccination requirements said the protest will be for "forced vax victims," the newspaper reported, citing a "Stop the mandate" Facebook event.

"It's personal when anyone forces anything on your body," a Facebook post from protest organizations stated, according to the Enquirer.

Organizers said the 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. demonstration will be peaceful.

Citing their desire to protect patients, visitors, colleagues and communities, hospitals and health systems across the U.S. have announced COVID-19 vaccination requirements for employees, and protests have come in response to them.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare told Becker's it was not releasing any statements about the protest at this time.

Read the full Enquirer report here

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