Texas nurse says she was harassed and fired because she refused to get COVID-19 vaccinated
A Texas nurse says in her video that she was harassed and then terminated from her position after 10 years of work for declining to receive a COVID vaccine.
Michelle Fuentes said she worked at Houston Methodist for a decade before she was fired for not being vaccinated. Houston Methodist reportedly required all employees to get vaccinated by June 7. But the workers had to submit the documentation by May 3.
“I knew that the date was looming over my head of me to get the vaccine and we were constantly being pressured and pressured,” Michelle Fuentes said.
In the video, Fuentes says she didn’t refuse to receive vaccine completely and stressed out that she only needed more time to get more information about the COVID-19 vaccine before making a final decision.
“And I said, ‘Well, I don’t have a religious exemption. I’m not doing this for religious reasons,’ and she said, ‘I know, but we’ll help you fill it out, and at least this will save your job,'” Fuentes claims. “So, because I don’t have a religious reason and it’s a personal reason, my beliefs and my feelings aren’t as worthy as someone who has a religious reason?”
Even after Fuentes told the Hospital management that she would submit to wearing a mask and show lab results of Covid-19 antibodies since she had already recovered from the virus, she was fired anyway.
“T cell immunity after natural infection shown to include variants,” according to the study so why would the nurse need to get a vaccine if she was already infected with the virus?