First Federal Agency Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine

The Department of Veteran Affairs is requiring employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the first federal agency to do so. “We’re mandating vaccines for Title 38 employees because it’s the best way to keep Veterans safe, especially as the Delta variant spreads across the country,” Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, said in a statement. Title 38 personnel include doctors, dentists, and registered nurses. The employees will have eight weeks to get fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means getting both Pfizer or Moderna shots, or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson jab. If employees refuse, they could be fired. The department pointed to how dozens of medical groups, including the American Hospital Association, just came out in support of forced vaccinations. The agency said four employees have died from COVID-19 in recent weeks and that they were all unvaccinated, and that there has recently been an outbreak among both unvaccinated employees and …Read More

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