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Meatpacking company Tyson Foods has announced that it will require all of its 120,000 US workers to be vaccinated starting November 1.

Tyson’s front-line employees are also receiving a $200 bonus once their fully vaccinated status is confirmed by the company.

Nothing is more important than our team members’ health and safety. We’re taking the next step in fighting this pandemic and requiring all U.S. team members to be fully vaccinated by November 1, subject to discussions with locations represented by unions. t.co/5F1hDkZef8 pic.twitter.com/PK9A0EveZd

Andy Slavitt, a former senior adviser to the Biden administration’s pandemic response team, praised New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to require vaccinations for indoor dining and gyms.

Slavitt noted that many Americans cannot get vaccinated right now because they are too young or have compromised immune systems, and he said those people “must take a priority” as the US navigates its pandemic response.

Former White House COVID Response Senior Advisor @ASlavitt says he expects New York City’s new policy of requiring vaccination for many indoors activities “will be copied around the country” t.co/yBFu3t6L9e pic.twitter.com/ICboEhOWZD

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