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UPMC, AHN Won't Deny Organ Transplants To Patients Not Vaccinated Against COVID-19

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.

Both UPMC and Highmark's Allegheny Health Network don't have a vaccination policy for transplant candidates.

Spokespeople for both hospital systems told the Trib they are still stressing the importance of COVID-19 vaccines.

In Pennsylvania, nearly 70% of adults are fully vaccinated.

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