Four people who work for the Lourdes hospital have gone to federal court to challenge New York state’s Covid-19 vaccine requirement.
According to the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin / pressconnects.com, two doctors, a nurse and a scientist have filed a complaint in Albany. Their names have not been made public.
The workers claim that Governor Kathy Hochul’s tenure violates their religious rights.
They wanted to be exempted from the requirement because they believed they would be committing a “serious sin” by getting the vaccine. They maintain fetal stem cell lines that may have been used in research and development of Covid-19 vaccines.
A spokeswoman for the Lourdes hospital released a statement saying the organization had a “high level” of vaccine compliance.
According to the statement, “a small number of associates” chose not to be vaccinated. But, he says, the hospital is not experiencing a “staffing crisis” and Lourdes continues “to provide all of our usual services to the community”.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected].
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