I have had Mayo as my health care provider for over 40 years and am appalled at the way this institution is handling the COVID-19 vaccine for its employees.

Employees can “opt out” of having the vaccine if they watch a video; and are paid for their time to do so (no payment for the vaccinated). But as a patient I have no right to ask if my health care team has been vaccinated.

I have been immunocompromised from cancer treatment, yet I can receive my treatment from a non-vaccinated employee? What kind of quality health care is that? I thought Mayo’s motto was "The patient comes first," yet this is not true in this case.

Come on, Mayo. It’s time to put some punch behind the No. 1 ranking you have received and give your patients the peace of mind they deserve.

Colette Sweeney, Rochester