Charlotte to require new hires to get vaccinated

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Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 10:19 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte officials say all new city hires must get a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Charlotte Observer reports that officials told employees in an email Wednesday that the vaccines aren’t required for existing employees, but all employees must be vaccinated to be eligible for a wellness incentive program.

The city says the program provides a financial reward to eligible employees and spouses through an annual medical premium savings or city contribution.

As of Wednesday, about 70% of the city’s more than 7,700 government workers are at least partially vaccinated.

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