UnityPoint Health announced today that it will require its more than 33,000 team members to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The three-state health system, based in West Des Moines, also continues to urge all eligible individuals to get their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. “We remain incredibly grateful to our health care providers, who have seen the devastation of COVID-19 up close and personal over the past 18 months,” said Clay Holderman, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health. “After thoughtful consideration, we believe this vaccination requirement will help keep our team members, patients and communities as healthy as possible, so we can focus on what we do best — delivering exceptional care to those we serve.” UnityPoint Health will require all employed team members, regardless of whether they provide direct patient care or not, to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1. Team members who choose not to become vaccinated will be subject to voluntary resignation or termination.