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Tyson Foods Sets Example With 96% Vaccination Level Before Deadline


Tyson Foods informs that more than 96 percent of their employees are fully vaccinated, just hitting before the deadline. This follows massive support for vaccine mandates around the country.

In a memo, Tyson Foods says, “Throughout the pandemic, our team members’ health and safety has been our top priority. We have used every tool at our disposal to help keep them safe.

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And getting vaccinated was and is the single most effective tool to protect them, their families, and our communities against the COVID-19 virus. That’s why we decided, in August, to require all U.S. team members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 1.”

They continue, “We couldn’t be happier to say that, as of today, over 96% of our active team members are vaccinated – or nearly 60,000 more than when we made the announcement on August 3. This is an incredible result.”

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The company said all employees in Tyson offices would have to be vaccinated by Oct. 1, while all other employees would have to receive their jabs by Nov. 1.

Tyson says that it’s all because of the collective effort. They said, “And it’s due entirely to all of Tyson, working together: we hit this number thanks to the many, many thousands of individual conversations.

To the laser focus of our operational leadership, health and safety and HR teams – and in particular, the leaders at our facilities.

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And not least, it is thanks to the dedication and courage of thousands of our team members, who stepped up and signed up to keep themselves, their families and their communities better protected against this deadly virus.”

Tyson Foods were on the news last year when some of its meatpacking plants experienced COVID-19 outbreaks.

Supervisors at a port processing plant in Waterloo, Iowa, were also the target of criticism after reports surfaced that they placed bets on the number of workers who would contract COVID-19. After this, the company fired seven employees who worked at the plant in December, following an independent investigation.

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“I’d also like to say to those who remain unvaccinated – this is your choice, and we respect that choice.

If you change your mind and want to rejoin Tyson – let us know. Our doors are open,” Tyson also says in the memo, encouraging the rest of their employees to get vaccinated.

“The pandemic is not over, and we haven’t yet won the race. But we know we’re in it together, and our future is bright.

Once again, to all of our team members, and on behalf of our entire leadership team – thank you.”

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