Medical center employee shares concern for COVID-19 vaccine

Health care worker Sunshine Post stands at The Crossings of Spring Hill shopping center in Spring Hill, Tenn., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

To Sunshine Post, her opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine is, above all, a matter of choice.

The Spring Hill mother of three works as an office administrator for a doctor associated with Williamson Medical Group, an organization that consists of more than 750 board-certified physicians supported by about 1,800 employees.

As hospitals and medical centers across Tennessee begin to announce new policies requiring their employees to become vaccinated for COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing, Post said she is preparing for the tough decision of either giving in to her employer’s wishes or leaving a job she has loved for five years.

Post said she has not yet been contacted by her managers specifically about mandatory vaccinations.

“It is a day-by-day process,” Post told The Daily Herald. “I have been preparing myself. At the end of the day, I would leave.”