By Cristina Laila
UMass Memorial fired 200 employees because they didn’t get the Covid vaccine by the hospital system’s deadline.
The company said its priority is “protecting their patients” and they did that by firing healthcare workers.
CBS Boston reported:
About 200 UMass Memorial Health employees are out of a job because they missed the health care system’s COVID vaccination deadline.
UMass Memorial announced the mandate over the summer with a deadline to get vaccinated or receive an exemption by November 1.
Employees were let go on December 1 if they did not get the vaccine.
The hospital said it hoped everyone would get their shots, but the priority is protecting patients and other caregivers.