Biden dropping vaccination mandates for vacationers, employees

President Biden is lifting the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal employees and contractors and ending a requirement that overseas vacationers to the U.S. present proof of vaccination.

“Contemplating the progress that we’ve made, and primarily based on the most recent steerage from our public well being specialists, I’ve decided that we now not want the worldwide air journey restrictions that I imposed in October 2021,’’ Biden mentioned in a proclamation Tuesday.

In his govt order scrapping the vaccine mandate for employees and contractors, Biden mentioned 98 % of federal workers and contractors have had no less than one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or have utilized for or acquired an exemption.

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“Extra broadly, my Administration has successfully carried out the most important grownup vaccination program within the historical past of the USA, with over 270 million Individuals receiving no less than one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,’’ Biden mentioned within the order signed Tuesday. 

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