The Walt Disney Company is mandating its U.S. employees to get fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the end of September.
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All current salaried and non-union hourly employees, as well as all newly hired employees, will have until Sept. 30 "to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination," the company's recruitment team said in an email.
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"We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best – entertain and inform millions around the world," the recruitment team wrote.
Any new hire that has a start date after Sept. 30 will have to "provide verification of vaccination for COVID-19 at least seven days prior to their start date," the email continued.
The new policy comes just weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.