Caring for the sickest and most vulnerable kids in the state, Children’s Wisconsin has a responsibility to ensure all of our team members are available to provide world-class care and support to families.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and new variants of the virus emerge, Children’s Wisconsin will require all team members to be vaccinated against COVID-19, just as we’ve long required protection against other common contagious viruses. Children’s Wisconsin will require all team members to be vaccinated against COVID-19, whether or not they provide direct patient care, and whether they work at a Children’s location or remotely. This includes all employees, physicians, other providers, learners, contractors and volunteers. The deadline for staff to be vaccinated is Nov. 15, 2021.
A process has been established for individuals to request an accommodation or exemption based on a medical condition, other disability or religious conviction.
From Mike Gutzeit, MD, chief medical officer at Children’s Wisconsin:
“Almost all Children’s Wisconsin doctors have been vaccinated for COVID-19, demonstrating the confidence some of the world’s best doctors have in the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. We are thankful for their example and will continue to lean into their expertise and leadership as we engage with team members who are not yet vaccinated.
The best protection for our children from the physical, mental and emotional impacts of COVID-19 is the timely vaccination of the community surrounding them. The mission of Children’s Wisconsin drives us to do everything in our power to protect the health and well-being of kids. The vaccine is safe, effective and continues to be the most powerful tool against COVID-19.”