News 19 WLTX: SC pharmaceutical company to mandate employee vaccinesAugust 16, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina pharmaceutical company that has offered COVID-19 vaccines since February will now require all of its own employees to get inoculated.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. will mandate all of its nearly 2,000 workers be fully vaccinated or have started a two-dose vaccine series by August 27 and be completely vaccinated no later than September 30, 2021.
In an email sent Monday morning, Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy said, "Time after time, we have the chance to step up during an unprecedented time in health care history and aid the response to COVID-19. Sometimes that means working long hours to fill big orders. Other times it means providing tests and vaccines to our neighbors. Anytime we have the chance to step up, we embrace it -- and celebrate.
"Now, we have another chance to step up - and celebrate. As COVID-19 cases, driven by the deadly serious Delta variant, continue to impact communities and businesses alike, we can be one of the first businesses of our size to have a fully-vaccinated workforce."
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