Media Contacts

Suzanne Winchester

Associate Director, Public Relations, University of Utah Health
Email: suzanne.winchester@hsc.utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-3102

Aug 31, 2021 10:00 AM

The University of Utah Health Medical Board and executive leadership team has approved a resolution to require COVID-19 vaccinations for Hospitals and Clinics staff, credentialed and privileged providers and health Academics staff in patient sensitive job codes. As we do for all required vaccines, requests for medical and religious exemptions will be reviewed. If approved, staff will be provided with a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Implementation of this new policy will begin later in September.

“We are proud of the already high COVID-19 vaccination rates among our faculty and staff,” said Thomas Miller, M.D., chief medical officer at University of Utah Health. “We want to ensure we are protecting our patients and employees and believe getting vaccinated against COVID-19 with the fully approved Pfizer vaccine, Comirnaty, or other vaccines approved under FDA emergency use authorization, will be the best way to keep each other safe and help us bring an end to this pandemic,” he said.  

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