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Hawaiian becomes the latest airline to require employee vaccination, following United and Frontier

Aug. 10, 2021
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Hawaiian becomes the latest airline to require employee vaccination, following United and Frontier
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At this point in the pandemic, it's clear that we need to get more shots into arms if we're hoping to build enough herd immunity to move the needle, potentially controlling the spread of COVID-19.

Following a handful of new vaccine mandates for government employees, momentum is building within corporate America — airlines in particular are among the companies helping to lead the charge.

United CEO Scott Kirby is credited as being the first U.S. airline executive to mandate all new and current employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination, and Denver-based Frontier followed suit a few hours later.

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Come November, all U.S. Hawaiian Airlines employees will need to be vaccinated. (Photo by Wallace Cotton/The Points Guy)

Now, as One Mile at a Time reports, Hawaiian Airlines CEO Peter Ingram has informed all U.S. employees that they'll need to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1, giving workers roughly a month to begin the process.

Hawaiian Airlines will reportedly allow certain medical or religious exemptions, with eligible employees undergoing routine testing, instead.

Some U.S. airlines have already said that they don't have any plans to require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Delta will require that all new employees get vaccinated, as will low-cost newcomer Avelo. American Airlines, meanwhile, has not committed to mandating that workers get the shot.

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