The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has issued an announcement urging healthcare workers to get COVID-19 vaccines. The group also said it supports mandatory vaccination policies.
CAP is a member of the Cancer Leadership Council, which on August 18 issued a statement calling on healthcare professionals to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, CAP further supports pathologists and laboratories that develop policies requiring physicians and other laboratory personnel to be vaccinated providing reasonable exceptions for medical reasons or those identified in applicable federal or state laws.
Recent data indicates that 95% of overall COVID-19 hospitalizations are among individuals who are not fully vaccinated, the group noted.