The following letter was circulated statewide by the Alabama Hospital Association. Marshall Medical Centers would like for the community to know their local healthcare leaders are in agreement with this statement.

Their signatures, including a local doctor, nurse and hospital administrator, are included below.

We know you are all tired of COVID, and so are we. No one wants this pandemic to end more than the organizations listed below.

If you are vaccinated, you probably feel like you have done your part and are ready for the world to return to normal.

If you are unvaccinated, you are likely stressed due to repeated calls for you to be vaccinated. We recognize that your decision to remain unvaccinated is deeply personal and based on real questions and concerns.

We represent health care providers who have seen far too many of our fellow citizens become ill and die because of this disease, including children. We join all of you in wanting this to go away, but for that to happen it’s going to take all of us. We respectfully request that those currently unvaccinated reconsider their decision.

The benefits of getting vaccinated FAR outweigh any potential risk.

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