Vaccine Mandate

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Agencies should delay toughest penalties for unvaccinated federal employees, Biden administration says

The Biden administration on Monday encouraged agencies to delay suspensions and firings for employees who fail to comply with the federal vaccine mandate…

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(AP Photo/John Locher)FILE - A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Las Vegas. More than 90% of federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday’s deadline set by President Joe Biden. Biden announced in September that all federal workers were required to undergo vaccination, with no test-out option, unless they secured an approved medical or religious exemption.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Some 90% of federal employees are at least partially vaccinated by deadline, White House says

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Federal district court denies two initial attempts at blocking federal vaccine mandate for employees

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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa.  Millions of U.S. workers now have a Jan. 4 deadline to get a COVID vaccine. The federal government on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 announced new vaccine requirements for workers at companies with more than 100 employees as well as workers at health care facilities that treat Medicare and Medicaid patients.. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

AFGE asks White House to delay federal vaccine mandate deadline for employees

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(Pfizer via AP)FILE - This October 2021, photo provided by Pfizer shows kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. (Pfizer via AP, File)

Contractors get new January deadline to comply with federal vaccine mandate

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(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2020, file photo, a COVID-19 vaccination record card is shown at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif. Los Angeles leaders are poised to enact one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates, a sweeping measure that would require the shots for everyone entering a bar, restaurant, nail salon, gym or even a Lakers game. The City Council on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, is scheduled to consider the proposal and most members have said they support it as a way of preventing further COVID-019 surges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

With deadlines inching closer, employees and contractors get more details on federal vaccine mandate

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(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

VHA begins disciplinary process for employees who haven’t responded to vaccine mandate

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FILE - A healthcare worker holds a vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, in this Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, file photo. Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 -- and if regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Vaccine mandate: Soft picture with hard edges

Yes, the details of the federal employee vaccine mandate are foggy, but maybe they have to be,

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Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

One of the nation’s top public health officials is calling it a career

In today’s Federal Newscast, Dr. Francis Collins says he’ll leave his post as director of the National Institutes of Health by the end of the year.

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