The Oklahoman

Kaiser Permanente suspends 2,200 unvaccinat­ed employees


Health care giant Kaiser Permanente put more than 2,200 employees nationwide on unpaid leave who have chosen not to get vaccinated against the coronaviru­s.

The employees have until Dec. 1 to get vaccinated to be able to return to work and those who choose not to will be terminated, the company said. Kaiser’s vaccinatio­n rate stands at 92%.

“We hope none of our employees will choose to leave their jobs rather than be vaccinated, but we won’t know with certainty until then,” Kaiser said in a statement Tuesday. “We will continue to work with this group of employees to allay concerns and educate them about the vaccines, their benefits, and risks.”

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