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Unvaccinated PeaceHealth Caregivers Put On Leave

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PeaceHealth has placed 420 caregivers on administrative leave because they remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.


As numbers were being finalized, PeaceHealth Oregon confirmed so far the unvaccinated count amounts to 7.5 of the network's workforce in hospitals, clinics and administrative settings.

In a statement, PeaceHealth officials said when possible, those with approved vaccination exemptions have been placed in “remote work roles.” They also acknowledged that many of those unvaccinated caregivers will choose to leave the PeaceHealth organization.
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Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.