Biden administration weighing a vaccine mandate for all federal employees

President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden revealed on Tuesday that the federal government is weighing whether to implement a vaccine mandate for the entire federal workforce as the US grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases.

The move would follow recent decisions to require vaccines for state workers in California by Gov. Gavin Newsom, a similar plan for city workers announced by New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and on for the US Department of Veterans Affairs – with private businesses around the US following suit.

“That’s under consideration right now,” Biden said, answering a reporter’s question.

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