11 vaccination mandate protests at hospitals in September

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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. But protests have emerged, organized by people who oppose these policies.

Here are 11 hospitals and health systems where healthcare workers have protested in September. 

Note: This is not a comprehensive list. It was updated Sept. 24.

1. Workers protested hospitals' vaccine mandates Sept. 23 outside of Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Ind., according to news station WEVV.

2. Workers protested vaccine mandates Sept. 20 in front of Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., according to news station WROC.

3. Workers from the Johnstown, Pa., area walked from Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center to Central Park Sept. 18 to protest vaccine mandates, according to news station WTAJ.

4. Workers protested Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital's mandate Sept. 15 outside the facility, according to News 5.

5. Workers protested Geisinger's mandate Sept. 14 in Danville, Pa., according to northcentralpa.com.

6. Sanford Health workers protested the system's mandate Sept. 14 in Sioux Falls, S.D., according to the Grand Forks Herald.

7. Workers protested a state mandate Sept. 8 outside Watertown, N.Y.-based Samaritan Medical Center, according to news station WWNY

8. Workers rallied Sept. 5 in front of the Mohawk Valley Medical Arts Building at Amsterdam, N.Y.-based St. Mary's Healthcare to protest the state's vaccination mandate, according to The Daily Gazette.

9. Workers protested the state's vaccination mandate Sept. 4 near Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, N.Y., according to RiverheadLOCAL

10. Workers protested Oregon's vaccination mandate Sept. 8 outside Salem Hospital, according to the Salem Reporter.

11. Workers protested Sept. 4 outside Stormont Vail Hospital over the Topeka, Kan.-based hospital's vaccination mandate, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

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