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 benefits, and risks.”