US President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the United States “needs to improve” vaccination against COVID-19, stressing that “mandatory vaccination” of federal officials is being considered, AFP reported.
Cases of a delta variable in height
“In recent days (in the United States) we have seen an increase in vaccinations, but we need to do a better job,” Biden said in a statement.
He announced that on Thursday he would outline further steps in a campaign to vaccinate other Americans.
Biden confirmed that his administration is “considering a requirement that all federal officials be vaccinated against the coronavirus,” as the number of cases of infectious delta variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus soared across the United States and a large percentage of Americans still refused to vaccinate.
Department of Veterans Affairs
And the French news agency indicated that Biden’s answer to a specific question from a journalist came a day after the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to request that its health professionals be vaccinated against the Corona virus.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a press briefing Tuesday that government officials are free to implement the request. The government “will continue to look for ways to protect our employees and save more lives,” she added.
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