Mayo Clinic Fires Over 700 Employees For Not Getting Vaccinated by Deadline
By WFTV // January 5, 2022
clinic employs 73,000 people in Minnesota, Arizona, Florida and several other states.
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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA (WFTV) – The Mayo Clinic has fired hundreds of its employees at hospitals nationwide for failing to meet a requirement to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to WJAX-TV and multiple reports.
Officials confirmed the decision Tuesday to WCCO-TV. Employees had until Monday to get vaccinated.
In a statement obtained by the Star Tribune, Mayo Clinic officials noted that nearly 99% of its staff members got vaccinated or received medical or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement. The clinic employs 73,000 people in Minnesota, Arizona, Florida and several other states.
“While Mayo Clinic is saddened to lose valuable employees, we need to take all steps necessary to keep our patients, workforce, visitors and communities safe,” the clinic said in the statement.
“Based on science and data, it’s clear that vaccination keeps people out of the hospital and saves lives. That’s true for everyone in our communities — and it’s especially true for the many patients with serious or complex diseases who seek care at Mayo Clinic each day.”
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