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90 percent of OSF HealthCare employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as mandate takes effect

PEORIA — Ninety percent of OSF HealthCare’s more than 24,000 employees system wide are vaccinated against COVID-19.

The organization required employees to get vaccinated or obtain an exemption by the end of September.

An OSF spokesperson says the healthcare system has granted both religious and medical exemptions from vaccination requirements. Those employees are subject to weekly COVID-19 testing.

OSF declined to release details on how many employees were fired or left the company over the mandate.

OSF HealthCare operates 15 hospitals in Illinois and Michigan.

Carle Health announced a vaccine mandate for its employees in early August. At that time, a Carle spokesperson said more than 70 percent of Carle employees had already been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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