vast majority of federal workers Biden is complying with the administration COVID-19 Vaccine mandates, the White House said on Monday.
a White House health official confirmed Many Media outlets reported that nearly 90% of federal employees have received at least one shot of an approved coronavirus vaccine, and an additional 5% have submitted exemption applications that have already been approved or are pending.
President Joe Biden Mandate Unveiled The delta version of the coronavirus surged in September as an effort to increase vaccination rates nationwide. The requirement applies to executive branch employees as well as government contractors, although the deadline for contractors was pushed back to January. The executive order includes exceptions for any federal employee who has valid reasons for not getting the vaccine, such as religious beliefs or medical conditions.
The order applies to approximately 3.5 million federal employees.
Compliance rates vary from agency to agency. In the Federal Aviation Administration, 99% of employees are in compliance with the mandate, A senior administration official told CBS News, According to the official, about 93% of employees in the Transportation Security Administration are vaccinated or exempt, while the number rises to 98% among Customs and Border Protection employees.
The White House plans to offer Excessive Details on vaccination efforts during a briefing on Monday afternoon.