At OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center, the health and safety of our patients, employees and learners is our first priority. Hillsboro Medical Center supports and adheres to the scientific evidence confirming the safety and efficacy of all three COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States.
Hillsboro Medical Center strongly encourages vaccination for all who are eligible and firmly believes that getting vaccinated is one of the best things anyone can do to protect themselves, our patients, loved ones, neighbors, friends and the community at large from severe illness or death.
To help ensure our hospitals and clinics remain as safe as possible for the long term, Hillsboro Medical Center requires all employees, privileged providers and volunteers institution-wide to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or religious exception by Oct. 18, 2021. Those who are not compliant with Hillsboro Medical Center policy and Oregon state law will no longer be serving our patients.
Hillsboro Medical Center acknowledges that getting vaccinated is a personal choice and that the decision to do so might be difficult for some. We know that those who work here have diverse backgrounds and beliefs. We want to help everyone make choices that will allow us to continue serving our community at full capacity, while providing the safest environment for our valued patients.
Vaccinations are the key to protecting ourselves and those we hold most dear from becoming infected with COVID-19 and to ending this devastating pandemic. We hope everyone who can get vaccinated will get vaccinated.