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A company fired 50 employees for refusing to get flu shots

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2010, file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares a flu vaccination in Rockville, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - A company in Duluth, Minnesota, has fired about 50 employees who refused to get flu shots, according to KBJR 6.

KBJR 6 on Tuesday reported that Essentia Health had set a Monday deadline for staff to get the injections.

Essentia told employees, students, vendors and volunteers in September that they had three options in relation to the vaccinations.

The health care provider said that the individuals affected could get the shot, secure an approved medical or religious exemption, or leave the company.

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