Jun 5, 2021 - Health

United to require new staff to show proof of COVID vaccine

Families gather at Fort Lauderdale Airport for a trip to the New York area to attend CLEAR CONNECTS: A Day of Families event on May 05, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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United Airlines will from June 15 require all new hires based in the U.S. to show confirmation that they've been vaccinated against COVID-19, CNBC first reported Saturday.

The big picture: United is the second major U.S. airline after Delta to require new staff to have the vaccine. "As we welcome new employees to the company, it's important we instill in them United’s strong commitment to safety," United said in a note to staff also shared with Axios.

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