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Houston Hospital Is First Among Peers to Require Staff Vaccines

March 31, 2021, 8:31 PM

The Houston Methodist hospital system in Texas will soon require its 26,000 employees get the Covid-19 vaccine, in what a spokeswoman said appears to be the first such move by a large U.S. hospital system.

The development was shared in an email Chief Executive Officer Marc Boom sent to managers on Wednesday. It gave them until mid-April to get “at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine or get an approved exemption.” No deadline for all employees was given in the email.

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(Source: Bloomberg)

About 95% of management and all executives have received vaccines to date, compared with about 83% of ...