Roughly 200 employees at major Massachusetts hospital system fired after COVID vaccine deadline

UMass Memorial is among largest health care providers in state
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About 200 UMass Memorial Health employees have been fired for missing the Massachusetts health care system's COVID-19 vaccination deadline.

UMass Memorial, among the largest health care providers in the state, announced the mandate over the summer and set a Nov. 1 vaccine deadline.

The number fired was reported Monday by CBS Boston.

The TV station also reports the employees were let go Wednesday and that the health care group in making its decision made a priority of protecting patients and other caregivers.