CHICAGO (CBS) — Advocate Aurora Health has fired about 440 staffers who were noncompliant with the hospital system’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.
In a statement issued Tuesday, the hospital system reported that 99 percent of its staffers are compliant with the requirement to get vaccinated for COVID-19.READ MORE: Jury Begins Deliberations In Jussie Smollett Trial After Closing Arguments Conclude
But about 440 staffers – amounting to 0.6 percent of the workforce and nearly half of whom were per diem employees – were not in compliance, the hospital system said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Turning Cloudy Wednesday Night
Thus, those employees have been fired.MORE NEWS: Aurora’s Snow Removal Program Returns For Senior Citizens And Residents With Disabilities
Advocate Aurora Health is based in Downers Grove and Milwaukee and operates 26 hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin.