Greater than 125 Indiana College Well being employees misplaced their jobs on account of COVID-19 vaccine necessities.
Based on CNN, Berkley Rios, a spokeswoman at Indiana College Well being stated, “after a two-week unpaid suspension interval ending Sept. 14, a complete of 125 workers, the equal of 61 full time workers, selected to not obtain the COVID-19 vaccine and have left the group.”
The spokeswoman added, the vacancies “could have a minimal impact on staffing . . . IU Well being has been working to rent for positions in areas the place staff members have proven non-compliance.”
Based on Indiana College Well being’s web site, the healthcare residence has not less than 34,000 workers.
Throughout the nation, increasingly firms are requiring workers to be vaccinated. Such firms vary from Walmart to Google to Disney.
Final month President Joe Biden introduced his administration was working with the Occupational Security and Well being Administration to develop a rule requiring non-public firms with 100 or extra workers to get stated workers vaccinated or undergo weekly testing, in response to ABC Information.
In April, Houston Methodist introduced it could be the primary hospital community within the nation to mandate vaccines for its 26,000 workers or transfer to fireplace them if they didn’t cooperate.