The top of Florida’s Orange County Division of Well being has been positioned on administrative depart for an e mail he despatched this month encouraging members of his workers to get vaccinated towards COVID-19. Well being Director Raul Pino lamented the low vaccination charge amongst staff within the Jan. 4 e mail, questioning “how we will be in public well being and never follow it,” in accordance with the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m sorry however within the absence of affordable and actual causes it’s irresponsible to not be vaccinated,” Pino wrote. A Well being Division worker reportedly complained concerning the e mail, sparking an investigation. A spokesperson for the Division of Well being confirmed Tuesday that Pino is on depart, the Sentinel stories. “As the choice to get vaccinated is a private medical alternative that must be made free from coercion and mandates from employers, the worker in query has been positioned on administrative depart, and the Florida Division of Well being is conducting an inquiry to find out if any legal guidelines have been damaged on this case,” the spokesperson stated.