WORCESTER (CBS) – About 200 UMass Memorial Health employees are out of a job because they missed the health care system’s COVID vaccination deadline.
UMass Memorial announced the mandate over the summer with a deadline to get vaccinated or receive an exemption by November 1.READ MORE: 3 Men Including Needham Police Officer Face Insider Trading Charges
Employees were let go on December 1 if they did not get the vaccine.READ MORE: New England Far From The Top On 'Best States To Drive In' List
The hospital said it hoped everyone would get their shots, but the priority is protecting patients and other caregivers.MORE NEWS: Parents Group Says New School COVID Testing Plan Will Only Put More Burden On Massachusetts Families
UMass Memorial has about 15,000 employees.