United Airlines will require US employees to be vaccinated

United's CEO says that everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated
United Airlines

(AP) – United Airlines will require U.S.-based employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by late October, and maybe sooner. United announced the decision Friday.

The airline joins a growing number of big corporations that will require vaccinations. This is happening as a mutant variation of COVID-19 drives a surge in new infections.

United CEO Scott Kirby says he knows some employees will disagree with the decision. But he says it’s clear — that everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated.

United has 67,000 employees in the U.S. It’s the first major U.S. airline to say it will require vaccinations for workers.

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