Our partnership with our community is the foundation of our critical healthcare mission. Whenever people need blood, we’re here for them. Community support allows us to provide a safe and reliable blood supply to all those who rely on it. As Bloodworks doctors, scientists, specialists, technicians, professionals, and educators – we are leaders in the healthcare community. And as healthcare leaders, we must promote and protect the health of our Pacific Northwest community and the world around us. Amidst the rising cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 and the tragic threat to public health, we must safeguard each other and the community through vaccination.
Bloodworks joins the growing number of experts and institutions requiring COVID-19 vaccinations of health workers.
Mandatory requirements for staff and volunteers
Bloodworks has set a target date of 10/18/21 to achieve a fully vaccinated* Bloodworks staff and volunteer workforce. This is a mandatory program for all employees and volunteers, as a condition of employment and service. This date has been set in consideration of Oregon and Washington governors’ COVID-19 testing and vaccine orders, as well as our ability to track and define compliance with the state requirements. Consistent with federal and state laws, employees may request medical and religious accommodations. *Fully vaccinated means two weeks since final vaccine dose.
“We should all be concerned with the increases of COVID-19 cases in our state and we know that vaccines are our best tool to end this pandemic.”– WA Secretary of Health Dr. Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH
We have widespread access to safe and effective vaccines. Yet, vaccine misinformation is everywhere, and it can be difficult to know what to trust. Be informed about the latest in vaccine news, safety, and importance by viewing these videos or talking with a physician:
Together, we can keep our community safe.