“Also starting on Friday, Chen said that hospital inpatients, accompanying patients, visitors, and residents in long-term care facilities must provide proof of vaccination with at least two doses of a COVID vaccine…”
So what happens to a person who is unvaccinated and needs to stay overnight for emergency situations?
I called the cdc 1922 to confirm. The guy just kept saying you need to be fully vaxxed to enter hospitals.
Update: My wife called the CDC again to clarify. They will not deny treatment to the unvaccinated. (please see my post below for more)
It sounds like you’re SOL if you’re unvaccinated. That’ll certainly increase the rate of double vaxxed to 99% with speed!
Edit: it makes sense. Hospitals will be liable if they have people who come in with a negative COVID test who got in a scooter accident but then catch COVID in the hospital and die. It’s kind of the only way for them to cover their asses — at least if you catch COVID you’ll be less likely to die
My NHI card has three small stickers, one from each of the vaccinations, although I don’t know how much legal validity those have. And yes, the information is definitely linked in computer systems - when applying for the vaccine passport the other day, I needed to type in the numbers on my NHI card.
Since it’s apparently the CDC who are misunderstanding things, I’m not so sure at this point. I’ll wait for them to actually think this through and make a public announcement about what they mean by this.