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Nearly all staff at state run healthcare facilities fully vaccinated

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Nearly all 10,000 employees at state-operated healthcare facilities are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  According to a news release from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, 16 individuals were dismissed for non-compliance with the mandatory vaccination requirement that went into effect September 30th. About 6% of employees at state-run healthcare facilities received a medical or religious exemption.  The system implemented a vaccine requirement shortly after North Carolina health systems and health care organizations announced the need for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.  There are 14 state-operated healthcare facilities in North Carolina, including facilities in Greenville, Kinston, Goldsboro, and Wilson.