Tyson Foods Requires COVID-19 Vaccinations for U.S. Workforce | Financial Buzz

Tyson Foods Requires COVID-19 Vaccinations for U.S. Workforce

Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) requires team members at U.S. office locations to be fully vaccinated by October 1st, 2021.  All other team members require full vaccination by November 1st, 2021 which is subject to ongoing discussions with locations requested by unions.  This will make Tyson Foods the largest U.S. food company to require COVID-19 vaccinations for its whole workforce.  Almost half of Tyson Food’s U.S. workforce has been vaccinated as coronavirus infection rates among team members remain low.  “Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the single most effective thing we can do to protect our team members, their families and their communities,” said Dr. Claudia Coplein, Chief Medical Officer, Tyson Foods. “With rapidly rising COVID-19 case counts of contagious, dangerous variants leading to increasing rates of severe illness and hospitalization among the U.S. unvaccinated population, this is the right time to take the next step to ensure a fully vaccinated workforce.”

Since early 2021, the company has hosted over 100 vaccination events for team members across the country as over 56,000 U.S. members have been vaccinated.  “Tyson Foods and Matrix Medical have worked together since the beginning of this pandemic to develop and implement strategies to mitigate the risk of the virus to Tyson employees and their families, as well as the communities where they live and work,” said Matrix Chief Medical Officer and Group President, Daniel Castillo, M.D., M.B.A. “Matrix clinicians and Tyson team members have worked hand-in-hand to implement a broad array of workplace safety measures at Tyson, and we now feel the rising number of new cases across the U.S. warrants advanced clinical strategies – including requiring vaccinations.”

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