PHOENIX — Dignity Health has announced COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all of its employees.
In a statement released Thursday, Dignity Health officials said they are requiring all workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 1.
The requirement includes all physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, volunteers, and others caring for patients within the facility.
"As health care providers we have a responsibility to help end this pandemic and protect our patients, our colleagues, and those in our communities. Requiring vaccination for our teams is critical to maintaining a safe care environment," officials said in a released statement.
Medical and religious exemptions will be available for those who qualify.
The decision to require the COVID-19 vaccination for Dignity Health teams is rooted in a commitment to keeping the community safe and bringing an end to this pandemic as quickly as possible, stated officials.