WVU Medicine sets new vaccination deadline for workers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Medicine has set a new COVID-19 vaccination deadline for its workers at system hospitals across the state.

Albert Wright
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WVU Medicine announced Friday that all workers at its West Virginia operations must be fully vaccinated by March 15.

The system originally announced last August that it was going to require its workers be vaccinated with an original deadline of Oct. 31, 2021 but the deadline was moved several times because of discussions of mandates on the federal level including from the Biden administration.

WVU Medicine President and CEO Albert Wright has previously said more than 90% of the system’s workers had met the mandate requirements.

The only exemptions are for those granted to workers based on medical or religious grounds.

According to WVU Medicine, fully vaccinated means at least two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

WVU Medicine has approximately 26,000 workers in 16 hospitals across West Virginia. The system has set a separate deadline, Feb. 28, for its workers at operations in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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