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Chevron Is Said to Require Several Thousand Staff to Be Vaccinated

Chevron will require several thousand employees to be vaccinated as virus outbreaks affect operations in key sites, a report says.

U.S. oil major Chevron  (CVX) - Get Chevron Corporation Report will require several thousand employees -- including expatriate staff, workers traveling internationally, and workers on U.S.-flagged ships -- to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1, according to a news report.

To be sure, the San Ramon, Calif., company, has not yet issued a companywide mandate on coronavirus vaccinations.

Shares of Chevron at last check rose 2.6% to $96.79.

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the company is also "evaluating the feasibility of mandates for each Chevron business unit and could implement
such requirements more broadly through its roughly 47,000-member workforce."

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"Chevron is committed to protecting the health of our people, and vaccinations are the strongest safeguard against this virus," company spokesman Braden Reddall told The Journal.

Offshore workers in the Gulf of Mexico and some onshore support staff are part of the Nov. 1 vaccination plans. That's because outbreaks of the virus have recently been affecting operations in these areas, including key sites such as Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico.

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Chevron will make exceptions for employees who decline to be vaccinated for health and religious reasons.

Other major companies are requiring employees to be fully vaccinated over the coming months. These include Walmart  (WMT) - Get Walmart Inc. Report, Tyson Foods  (TSN) - Get Tyson Foods, Inc. Class A Report, Disney  (DIS) - Get Walt Disney Company Report, Google  (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report, Doordash  (DASH) - Get DoorDash Report, Facebook  (FB) - Get Facebook, Inc. Class A Report, United Airlines  (UAL) - Get United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Report, Cisco  (CSCO) - Get Cisco Systems, Inc. Report and Walgreens Boots Alliance  (WBA) - Get Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc Report.