PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hospitals in Colorado and Washington are denying organ transplants to patients who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID. So what about in the Pittsburgh area?
According to the Trib, people who aren’t vaccinated won’t be removed from the donor lists of the area’s two largest hospital systems.READ MORE: National Weather Service Determines EF-1 Tornado Touched Down In Hampton Twp., EF-0 In Mt. Nebo
Both UPMC and Highmark’s Allegheny Health Network don’t have a vaccination policy for transplant candidates.READ MORE: Judge Declares Mistrial In Retrial Case Of Former Restaurant Owner Accused Of Sexual Assault
Spokespeople for both hospital systems told the Trib they are still stressing the importance of COVID-19 vaccines.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 330 New Cases, No Additional Deaths
In Pennsylvania, nearly 70% of adults are fully vaccinated.