UNDATED – OSF HealthCare will require all OSF Mission Partners to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September. Officials say the decision is consistent with existing OSF vaccination policies that require Mission Partners to get a flu shot every year and stay current with other vaccinations like measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough. Exemptions are available for religious conscience or medical reasons and must be formally requested, documented and approved. Any Mission Partner who does not qualify for an exemption and who chooses not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine may be subject to disciplinary processes which could result in loss of employment. OSF HealthCare employs nearly 24,000 Mission Partners in 150 locations throughout the state of Illinois and in Michigan.