Cerner to delay COVID-19 vaccine requirements for employees

Cerner is delaying COVID-19 vaccine requirements for its employees until June 6, The Kansas City Star reported March 31.

On March 31, company spokesperson Stephanie Greenwood said in an email to employees that the new deadline for employees at the Kansas City, Mo.-based EHR developer to be vaccinated was June 6 — the same day workers are expected to return to the office. 

The company first announced that all employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in October and gave employees until Dec. 8 to be fully vaccinated. 

The deadline is now being extended for all non-client facing U.S. associates who are working completely virtually. 

Those employees who are patient- or client-facing, work at or travel to a client site or are already working in-person at Cerner's campus were already required to be vaccinated. 

Verona, Wis.-based Epic required employees to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 1 

Westwood, Mass.-based Meditech has opted not to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for its workers.


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