Lakeland, FL – Watson Clinic recognizes the serious threat the COVID-19 Delta variant posses to our patients and community at large. In an effort to provide high quality, efficient and safe patient care during this public health crisis, the Watson Clinic Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all physicians and employees of Watson Clinic.
This requirement arrives as COVID-19 cases are increasing each day, leading to record numbers of hospitalizations and deaths. Data shows the overwhelming majority of these cases occur within the unvaccinated population, and the vaccines offer vigorous protection from this recent strain of the virus.
“Throughout our 80-year history, Watson Clinic has been a healthcare leader in the Central Florida region and our decision today is simply an extension of that,” said Watson Clinic Managing Partner Steven G. Achinger, MD. “We are a 100% physician owned and operated company and therefore we put our patient safety above all other concerns. This responsibility begins with our team of doctors, and extends through our nurses, other medical professionals and all healthcare workers that we employ.”
For additional information on COVID-19 prevention and vaccine availability, visit WatsonClinic.com/Coronavirus.
About Watson Clinic LLP: As one of the largest multispecialty medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic provides comprehensive healthcare services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities. First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 220 board-certified physicians representing more than 40 medical and surgical specialties. The Clinic is proud to deliver quality healthcare to every generation from our Main Clinic location at 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, as well as at multiple convenient locations throughout Polk, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. More information is available at: www.WatsonClinic.com.