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.