United Airlines said nearly 600 of its employees are facing termination for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The company had announced in August a vaccine mandate policy, giving employees until Sept. 27, to show proof that they have received at least one shot.
CNBC United reports that 96% are currently vaccinated, with 3% requesting an exemption for religious or medical reasons.
United will begin the termination process for 594 employees who failed to comply with the company’s policy, according to The Dallas Morning News. According to a spokesperson for United, the airline said it would work with the employees to help them vaccinate.
United employees are more than 60,000.