United says more than 97% of U.S. employees are vaccinated

CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines said on Wednesday more than 97% of its U.S. employees have been vaccinated ahead of the company’s Sept. 27 deadline for staff vaccination.

The airline has taken a tough stance on employees who decline to get vaccinated and became the first U.S. carrier in early August to announce it would mandate vaccines for employees.

(Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh)