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Mayo Clinic Fires 700 Unvaccinated Employees

Originally published on Jan. 4, 2022

ROCHESTER, Minn. (WCCO) -- Mayo Clinic now confirms it fired 700 employees Tuesday who did not comply with its policy to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday.

The dismissed employees make up about 1% of Mayo's 73,000 workforce. Officials say while it's sad to lose valuable employees, it's essential to keep patients, the workforce, visitors and communities safe.

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People released Tuesday can return to Mayo Clinic for future job openings if they get vaccinated.

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