CHICAGO (WLS) -- University of Chicago Medicine said it will now require all employees, volunteers and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID.
Loyola Medicine made the same announcement last week.
The University of Chicago has also announced COVID-19 vaccination-related requirements for university employees and students. The Medical Center's requirement will apply to anyone who is employed by UCMC and to UCMC volunteers and contractors at both the Hyde Park campus and other UCMC sites.
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UCMC's vaccine mandate is consistent with the current vaccination policy, which includes the requirement that employees be vaccinated against influenza every year, the medical institution said.
Religious or medical exemptions will be considered, UCMC said.
At Loyola, exemptions are available for religious or health reasons and must be formally requested, documented and approved. Employees who do not meet criteria for exemption and fail to show proof of vaccination will face termination of employment, Loyola said.