**FILE** President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Roughly nine out of 10 federal employees have now been at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus in the days following the Biden administration’s deadline for those workers to get the shot.

As of Tuesday, the first day after President Biden’s imposed deadline, 92% of the 3.5 million employees mandated to get vaccinated had complied, the White House said.

Overall, 96.5% of federal workers had either gotten at least one vaccine dose or applied for a medical or religious exemption since Biden’s mandate in September.

Those who haven’t done either are at risk of losing their jobs, though the administration says other avenues such as counseling for getting the shot or an exemption would be taken first.

So far, about 196 million U.S. residents, or 59% of the population, have been fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Yes, I would like to receive emails from Washington Informer Newspaper. Sign me up!


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, https://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact