99% of Epic employees comply with vaccination mandate 

More than 99 percent of Epic's employees have met the EHR company's Oct. 1 deadline for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, an Epic spokesperson told Becker's on Oct. 8. 

"The vast majority of staff support vaccinations and understand it plays a critical role in the safety of everyone, including our customers and their patients," the spokesperson said. 

Less than 0.5 percent of Epic's 9,600 Verona, Wis.-based workers chose to leave the company rather than get the vaccine, according to the company's statement. 

Epic implemented the vaccination mandate July 30 and scheduled clinics for employees to get the Pfizer vaccine in August and September. At the time of the announcement, about 97 percent of the company's workers already were fully vaccinated. 

Epic's campus, which is in Dane County, Wis., is following county public health officials' recently extended mask mandate, which requires all employees and visitors to wear masks indoors when in public areas, the company told Becker's. The mask mandate is in effect until Nov. 5. 

Epic also is following a hybrid workplace plan that it enacted earlier this summer. Under the model, employees can work from home one day every other week or two days per month. 

Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner announced an employee vaccine mandate Oct. 1, the first day new CEO David Feinberg, MD, stepped into the role. Under the mandate, Cerner is requiring all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8.


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