The Oklahoman

Boeing tells workers they must get COVID-19 vaccine


The Boeing Co. told employees they must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or possibly be fired. The Seattle Times reported the deadline for workers at the aerospace giant is Dec. 8.

“Compliance with these requiremen­ts is a condition of employment,” states a Boeing internal presentati­on from Tuesday viewed by the newspaper. “Employees who are unable to meet these requiremen­ts … may be released from the company.”

Employees can request exemptions “due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief.” Any employee granted such an exemption will have to “undergo frequent testing for COVID-19” and be ready to “present a negative test result upon request.”

The policy will apply to roughly 140,000 employees company-wide, with about 57,000 of those in Washington state.

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