“Indiana University Health has put the safety and well-being of patients and team members first by requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 1,” said Berkley Rios, an Indiana University Health spokeswoman.
“After a two-week unpaid suspension period ending Sept. 14, a total of 125 employees, the equivalent of 61 full time employees, chose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and have left the organization.”
The vacancies “will have a minimal effect on staffing,” according to Rios.
IU Health’s website says the system has more than 34,000 staff members.
“IU Health has been working to hire for positions in areas where team members have shown non-compliance,” Rios said.
President Joe Biden last month announced a requirement that all federal employees and on-site contractors be vaccinated or submit to regular testing and mitigation requirements.