New COVID hospitalizations in SE Michigan signal alarm for unvaccinated

Beaumont Health experts urge vaccinations as COVID cases rise in Michigan

Hospital system steps up precautions amid rise in delta variant
Hospital system steps up precautions amid rise in delta variant

Beaumont Health experts are pushing for everyone to wear masks to slow the spread of the COVID delta variant, which they say could be a disaster for Michigan.

Health experts also pushed for those eligible to get vaccinated to help protect themselves and those around them.

Beaumont Medical Director for Infection Prevention Dr. Joel Fishbain said an average of 0.06% of COVID patients at U.S. hospitals are vaccinated, and the rest are unvaccinated.

Watch Paula Tutman’s full report in the video player above.



Beaumont Health to mandate COVID vaccines for staff, providers

Employees of Beaumont Health will soon be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19, if they haven’t already.

The health system announced Wednesday that all employees will be required to get vaccinated for the virus, or face suspension or dismissal if they refuse. The mandate will go into effect once the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) fully approves a current COVID vaccine.

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About the Author:

Paula Tutman is an Emmy award-winning journalist who came to Local 4 in 1992. She's a Peace Corps alum who spent her early childhood living in Sierra Leone, West Africa and Tanzania and East Africa.