Supreme Court Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines for Healthcare Workers
January 25, 2022
Dear medical providers,
Thank you for your understanding, patience and dedication as we continue to navigate the pandemic and the evolving government regulations that affect our industry. Following the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, HCA Healthcare and Medical City Healthcare must now comply to continue to care for Medicare and Medicaid patients.
Therefore, we must now require all medical staff, advanced practice professional staff and affiliated physicians with privileges at our facilities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or request an exemption. The key dates are as follows:
- Jan. 27: Must receive first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or request a medical or religious exemption.
- Feb. 28: Must be fully vaccinated and status documented or fully compliant with an approved medical or religious exemption.
Exemptions are available based on an individual’s sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance that prohibits COVID-19 vaccination or a qualifying medical condition. The religious exemption relies on the honor system and trusts your personal judgment on your spiritual beliefs. The exemption forms can be accessed in the HCA COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker. Medical staff services at your facility can help you with the forms.
If you have been vaccinated at an HCA Healthcare or Medical City Healthcare facility, your vaccination has been recorded and no further action is necessary. If you have received your vaccinations elsewhere, please document them in the HCA COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker or provide them to medical staff services at your facility and they will upload for you.
If you are a provider with one of the following groups, HCA Healthcare is working with your group to obtain vaccination information directly from them. Please check with your group administrators to check on the status of this transfer of information.
Medical City Healthcare has scheduled vaccination clinics for colleagues, volunteers and their family members age 18 or older to receive first, second and third shots of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:
- Feb. 14: Medical City Fort Worth, Tower B, 3rd floor, 12-8 pm
- Feb. 15: Medical City Frisco, MOB Ste 220, 12-8 pm
- Feb. 16: Medical City Dallas, 12-8 pm
- Feb. 17: Medical City Arlington, auditorium C on 4th floor of Pavilion II, 12-8 pm
- Feb. 18: Medical City McKinney, MOB Ste 315, 8 am-3 pm
Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred. You can schedule your appointment through the HCA COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker.
Thank you again for your commitment to the care and improvement of human life.
Joseph Parra, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Medical City Healthcare