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Delta first major U.S. airline to require new hires be vaccinated – CBS News

Atlanta-based carrier says starting Monday, employees joining its ranks must be immunized against COVID-19.

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Delta Air Lines will require all new hires in the U.S. to be immunized against COVID-19, the carrier announced Friday, calling vaccines “safe, effective and essential to the future of the airline and our world.”
The Atlanta-based airline noted its progress toward herd immunity within its own workforce, with 60% of its roughly 74,000 employees already vaccinated, the company said. To help maintain that trajectory, Delta will mandate that those joining the company be vaccinated unless they qualify…

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