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United Hatzalah To Suspend All Unvaccinated Volunteers

United Hatzalah of Israel has announced they will suspend any volunteer who is not vaccinated against COVID. “We are going to be the first national organization that is 100% vaccinated,” said Director Eli Beer. Full Story

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What’s if
February 24, 2021 9:47 am

Let’s say someone takes the vaccine because of this policy and gets sick or god forbid dies. Will the organization take responsibility? I am not against the vaccine on any level but I do find some hypocrisy in that they will force everyone to take it but not take responsibility if something bad happens. Same goes for the manufactures (Who cannot be sure) and governments.

News flash
Reply to  What’s if
February 24, 2021 3:32 pm

People are not dying from the vaccine, they are dying from
Covid. I don’t believe Hatzolah has anything to worry about when encouraging their volunteers to get the vaccine. They will not die! I can’t believe people are still spreading this false propaganda.

Try to read
Reply to  News flash
February 24, 2021 8:52 pm

The commenter above you didn’t say that people _are_ dying from the vaccine, but that they _might_. What makes you so certain that this won’t be the case?

Not Force
Reply to  What’s if
February 24, 2021 11:43 pm

Everyone has a choice whether or not to take the vaccine.

A volunteer organization can insist that to be a volunteer, one needs to take the vaccine.

Volunteers have a choice to take the vaccine or leave.

Hatzlolah / Governments are not forcing people to take it, – they are encouraging people to take it to save lives.

WOW!
February 24, 2021 10:55 am

Wow! Israe is first yet again! What a kiddush hashem. Hashem eyes are always on Eretz Yisroel!!

Hashem Yishmor!
February 24, 2021 12:18 pm

What if they already have antibodies what’s the point?

Not Force
Reply to  Hashem Yishmor!
February 24, 2021 11:45 pm

We don’t know how long protection from antibodies will last.

The medical advice is clear across the board, – get the vaccine if you’re offered it.

Look again
Reply to  Hashem Yishmor!
February 25, 2021 3:56 am

It says those who have the vaccine ”or are recovering patients”.

Covid Nurse
Reply to  Hashem Yishmor!
February 25, 2021 3:10 pm

The amount of antibodies you get from the vaccine is THOUSANDS of times higher than what your body produces after recovering from covid.

Kol HaKavod!
February 24, 2021 3:12 pm

The right thing to do!

Antibodies dissapear
February 24, 2021 4:18 pm

For some people quite quickly. My friend had the virus 3 months ago with a positive pcr she just got it again. She checked her antibodies a few weeks ago she didn’t have any.
Very smart move from Hatzalah.
If someone doesn’t want to take it they can look for another profession…no one forcing them…

That may be faulty..
Reply to  Antibodies dissapear
February 24, 2021 10:07 pm

It seems that people who had it- whether or not they still show antibodies – are rarely, if at all, a source for passing it on.

Yaakov
February 24, 2021 7:22 pm

Things that are really good, no one needs to threaten anyone that they will be suspended if they don’t take it.

Thankfully Hatzalah of NY is smarter than that, and doesn’t try to use such arm twisting coersion methods.

Not Force
Reply to  Yaakov
February 24, 2021 11:47 pm

The US is far behind Israel in the vaccine rollout.

Once the vaccine is readily available, I truly hope Hatzolah of NY does the responsible thing and only accepts volunteers who are vaccinated.

It’s hard to imagine that volunteers who dedicate their lives to helping save lives would put others at risk by not taking the vaccine, – so hopefully, it’s a moot point.

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