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Middlesex Health mandates employee COVID-19 vaccinations by Nov. 1

Middlesex Health announced Thursday it is requiring all its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1 unless they are granted an exemption or deferral.

The mandate also applies to all members of the medical staff and to volunteers, students, vendors and contractors.

“As an organization, we believe this is the right thing to do,” said Vincent Capece Jr., Middlesex Health president and chief executive officer. “The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and the decision to mandate vaccinations was made with the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors in mind.”

Other health systems in Connecticut, including Yale New Haven Health and Hartford HealthCare, have mandated vaccinations for employees.

Middlesex Health, based in Middletown, owns and operates 30 inpatient, outpatient, primary care and emergency facilities throughout Greater Middlesex County.

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