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Spirit CEO: Covid vaccine mandate is a risk employees have to take

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Spirit CEO: Covid vaccine mandate is a risk employees have to take
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The head of Spirit AeroSystems Inc. in Wichita reiterated to employees Friday that, barring approved exemption, there was no getting out of being vaccinated against Covid-19. “Yes, there are risks and inconveniences to taking any vaccine, but throughout history people taken risks in times of great struggle to overcome huge obstacles,” CEO Tom Gentile said in an internal company email to all employees obtained by the WBJ. Spirit (NYSE: SPR) earlier this month said it would require vaccination for all U.S. employees due its role as a federal contractor under the mandate by the administration of President Joe Biden that all such contractors have their workforces vaccinated by Dec. 8.