The nationwide Ascension healthcare organization is joining other overall health suppliers in necessitating employees and associates to be vaccinated towards the coronavirus, together with at St. Vincent locations in Indiana. 

Associates have until Nov. 12 to acquire the vaccine doses. The enterprise estimates there are approximately 14,700 associates in Indiana. 

The announcement follows Indiana University Health’s prerequisite for workers to be vaccinated by Sep. 1.

“Tens of countless numbers of Ascension associates have currently been vaccinated with the accessible vaccines, as have hundreds of thousands of persons across the place and the entire world,” the enterprise reported in a information launch saying the requirement on Wednesday. “But we need to do far more to conquer this pandemic as we supply protected environments for those we provide.”

Ascension St. Vincent has multiple spots throughout Indiana, which include hospitals in Indianapolis and Carmel. The health care organization just lately introduced a $325 million expansion on 86th Road in Indianapolis.