The Mayo Clinic has fired around 700 employees due to failure of receiving a vaccine against Covid-19.
The medical center gave employees until this week to receive their first dose or provide approved medical or religious exemptions. Additionally, they were required to receive their second dose as soon as possible.
“Nearly 99 percent of employees across all Mayo Clinic locations complied with Mayo’s required Covid-19 vaccination program by the Jan. 3 deadline,” the clinic said.
Mayo added that while the majority of medical or religious exemptions were granted, 1% of staffers still had to be let go in order to “take all the steps necessary to keep our patients, workforce, visitors, and communities safe.”
If employees that were fired choose to comply with the mandate, they may be able to retrieve their jobs again.