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Delta Air Lines New Employees to be Vaccinated

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Delta Air Lines’ CEO Ed Bastian announced this week that 60% of the airline’s staffs have received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine, and he expects to have employees fully vaccinated at a 75%-to-80% rate in the near future. Delta Air Lines, which has 75,000 employees, is taking employees’ vaccination a step further than other major corporations. Employees who do not get vaccinated could face restrictions, such as not being able to work on international flights

The company has said that it will need new employees to have already gotten their coronavirus shots, though there will not be a mandate for current workers as they have made great progress towards herd immunity. CEO Bastian acknowledged that it would be unfair to force current employees to get vaccinated if they have “some kind of philosophical issue” with it, but that courtesy does not extend to new hires.

This is an important move to protect Delta’s people and customers, ensuring the airline can safely operate as demand returns and as it accelerates through recovery and into the future,” Delta Air Lines announced in a statement today May 15th. The new policy will go into effect on Monday, May 17.

Delta’s spokesperson said the current vaccination rate within the company represents “great progress to achieve herd immunity within our workforce.” The employees who do not get vaccinated could face restrictions, such as not being able to work on international flights.

Mshana Iddihttps://theaviator.co.ug/
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