United Airlines says more than 99% of U.S. employees have been vaccinated


FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

September 28, 2021

CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines said on Tuesday more than 99% of its U.S.-based employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

In a staff memo, the airline said it will begin the separation process for the less than 1% of employees who decided not to get vaccinated.

In early August, United became the first U.S. carrier to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all domestic employees. It had set a deadline of Sept. 27 for providing proof of vaccination.

(Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh in Chicago; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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