Innisfree Hotels — one of the biggest employers on Pensacola Beach — has announced it will mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees.

In an announcement Wednesday, the company said all employees will be required to receive their first shot by Sept. 15 and to be fully vaccinated a month later.

“After researching the data and talking to professionals in the medical field and the business field, we feel like it was the best thing for us to do to protect the integrity of the employees and our guests,” Innisfree CEO and President Ted Ent told the News Journal.

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Innisfree is one of the region’s biggest employers. According to FloridaWest data, the company is the eighth-largest employer with 750 employees in the area and more than 2,000 employees across its other properties in the Gulf Coast region.