More Than 90% Of Federal Workers Got COVID-19 Vaccine Before Deadline, Official Says

Washington — More than 90% of federal workers received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday’s deadline set by President Biden, a senior administration official said.

Mr. Biden announced in September that more than 3.5 million federal workers were required to undergo vaccination, with no with option to get regularly tested instead, unless they secured an approved medical or religious exemption. The official said the vast majority of federal workers are fully vaccinated, and that a smaller number have pending or approved exemptions to the mandate.

In all, more than 95% of federal workers are in compliance with the Biden mandate, the official said, either by being vaccinated or having requested an exemption. Workers who are not in compliance are set to begin a “counseling” process that could ultimately result in their termination if they don’t get a shot or secure an approved exemption to vaccination.

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