More than 90% of federal workers got COVID-19 shots by Biden deadline, report

Biden said in September over 3.5 million federal workers, with some exemptions, were required to undergo vaccination, without testing option

Updated: November 22, 2021 - 1:21pm

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More than 90% of federal workers have reportedly received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday's deadline set by President  Biden.

Biden announced in September that more than 3.5 million federal workers were required to undergo vaccination without the option to get regular testing, unless they an approved medical or religious exemption.

A U.S. official told the Associated Press the vast majority of federal workers are fully vaccinated, and that a smaller number have pending or approved exceptions to the mandate. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to speak on the record before their official release later Monday.

Workers who have not been vaccinated are set to begin "counseling" process that could result in termination fail to get vaccinated or get an approved exception, the wire service also reports.

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