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New Jersey Hospital System Fires Employees Who Refused to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

A hospital system in New Jersey announced this week that it fired six employees who refused to comply with the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) said 99.7 percent of its employees, or 2,979, at the supervisor level and above have either gotten fully vaccinated or been approved for a medical or religious exemption or a deferral. “Regrettably, six staff at the supervisor level and above have not complied with the mandate and are no longer employees of RWJBH, per our policy,” the system said in a statement to news outlets. The system, the largest in New Jersey, announced the mandate in May. The initial step was requiring all workers at the supervisor level and above to get all their shots by the end of June. “As healthcare workers and as team members committed to providing a culture of safety, we have an obligation to do all we can …

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