AdventHealth Suspends Vaccination Mandate, Including KS Locations


AdventHealth, whose installation of the Shawnee mission supports nearly 700 doctors and 3,300 associates, has suspended its mandate to vaccinate employees, according to a spokesperson for the company.

The National Network of Health Care Facilities made the announcement Thursday, following a federal court blocking a vaccine warrant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. AdventHealth has physician offices in Wyandotte and Johnson counties, and campuses in Lenexa, Shawnee Mission and south of Overland Park.

“Due to recent federal court decisions to block the CMS vaccination mandate, we are suspending the vaccination requirements prescribed by that mandate,” said Morgan Shandler, director of communications for AdventHealth.

She said 87% of their local team members are vaccinated and the company is encouraging more staff to get vaccinated against COVID.

“We will continue to monitor the ongoing litigation over federal law,” Shandler said in the statement.

As of December 3, around 57% of Kansans said they had received a dose of the COVID vaccine and 49% were fully vaccinated, according to data from Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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