RWJBarnabas fires six employees for not complying with vaccine mandate

High-ranking employees had until the end of June to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines are mandatory for high-level workers at RWJBarnabas Health. The health care provider confirms it fired six supervisor-level employees for refusing to comply with its vaccine mandate. It had made the requirement official in May, giving high-ranking employees until the end of June to get fully vaccinated.

According to RWJ, 99.7% of staff at the supervisor level and above have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a medical or religious exemption. In a statement, the health care system said it will shortly be announcing a vaccine mandate for all staff and physicians.

RWJBarnabas Health is an underwriter of NJ Spotlight News.

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