Updated: July 26, 2021 10:56 PM
Created: July 26, 2021 03:00 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Mayo Clinic announces that all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or complete a declination process by September 17.
In a statement, Mayo Clinic says all staff, regardless of work location, are expected to be fully vaccinated or participate in a declination process. Staff who decline to be vaccinated for COVID-19 must complete education modules and will be required to wear masks and socially distance when on campus.
"We are proud of our staff's high vaccination rates and are grateful that the vast majority have embraced the opportunity to get vaccinated," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "Our patients expect to be safe when they come to Mayo Clinic, and we need to do everything we can to protect everybody."
"Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 is the single most important thing all of us can do to protect our patients, visitors, colleagues and communities," Dr. Farrugia says.
Across Mayo Clinic sites, overall staff vaccination rates range from 75% to 85%, including 95% of physicians, spokesperson Ginger Plumbo said.
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