In the wake of the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech two-dose vaccine, CVS announced earlier this week that they will be requiring full COVID-19 vaccinations for some of its employees.

According to MassLive, CVS Health will require all pharmacists, nurses, and any other employees who face patients, plus all corporate staff, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October.

CVS Health Corp. has joined with other public and private employers including Disney, Chevron, and Goldman Sachs in requiring workers to get fully vaccinated. And you can bet that list will grow even longer.

CVS did not mince words and made it abundantly clear. Current employees who interact with the public in any way and all corporate staff have until October 31 to get fully vaccinated. New hires are being asked to get their first shot before joining work. Pharmacists will have until November 30 to be fully vaccinated because of the size of that employee population.

Karen Lynch, CVS Health President and CEO, said in a media statement:

From the start of the pandemic, our decision-making process has been driven by health, safety and science. While the vast majority of our employees have chosen to be vaccinated, this decision is in direct response to the dramatic rise in cases among the unvaccinated.

Earlier this month, CVS Health had already made the announcement that employees at its worksites had to wear some form of face-covering regardless of vaccination status. For more on the story, visit MassLive's website here.

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