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Allegheny County Fires Unvaccinated Employees

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Some unvaccinated Allegheny County employees have been fired for failing to comply with the vaccine mandate.

County employees had until midnight Wednesday to prove their vaccination status or face possible termination.

Over 94% of employees have given paperwork showing they're vaccinated, and the county said that number is expected to increase in the next few days. The rest are either unvaccinated or are working through the accommodation and exemption request process.

Employees who don't have any pending requests with human resources have been fired, the county said.

The county wasn't able to say how many people were terminated because workers are still being notified. Since it's both a personnel and legal matter, the county said information released publicly will be limited, but more will come when it's available.

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