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Intermountain Healthcare to require all caregivers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Intermountain Healthcare announced Wednesday that it will be requiring all of its caregivers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The requirement was a response to the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidelines.Officials reported an estimated 80% of Intermountain caregivers are already fully vaccinated, but those who aren’t have until Jan. 5, 2022 to get at least one dose and Feb. 9 to be fully vaccinated.

 

Intermountain already requires caregivers to be vaccinated for other communicable diseases, such as the flu, hepatitis, measles, mumps and pertussis. An exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine for a medical condition or religious belief can be applied, as is the case for all vaccine requirements.

 

Intermountain Healthcare is Utah’s largest employer and cares for hundreds of thousands of patients throughout the West.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!