DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says only about 300 employees out of its U.S. workforce of 67,000 face dismissal for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
That’s about half as many as the airline said faced termination earlier this week.
United said Thursday that the difference is coming from employees who uploaded vaccination cards after a Monday deadline.
Back in August, United announced that U.S. employees had to get vaccinated by fall. The airline says about 99% of its workers either got the shots or applied for a medical or religious exemption.