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More than 57,000 Missourians could be mandated to get vaccine pending White House decision

KMIZ ABC 17 News
KMIZ ABC 17 News


The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or submit regular testing and wear a mask at all times.

On Tuesday, Pres. Joe Biden said this was "under consideration," and is expected to announce the mandate Thursday.

According to data from Missouri's Economic Research and Information Center , there were 57,100 federal workers in Missouri for the month of June. In Columbia there were 2,600 and in Jefferson City there were 800 federal workers.

Federal employees are individuals who work for the federal government. This includes politicians, judges, and heads of departments such as Labor and State. Federal employees can also be civilians who work government jobs in areas like law enforcement and public health.

Most governmental departments also have clerical workers, like administrative assistants, office clerks, and even some carpenters, welders, and custodial staff.

The White House said if vaccines are mandated for federal workers, those who do not get the vaccine will have to submit regular COVID-19 testing and wear a mask no matter the transmission level in their area.

The vaccine mandate for federal workers is just one option under consideration. The announcement is expected Thursday.

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Jason Sharp

It's sad that the sheep refuse to see what has happened....The left funds a Chinese "virus" that is released ( just a Fauci said it would be ) during President Trump's time in office & the liberal media hypes up the danger , everyone willingly gives up their freedoms ...They roll out this untested , unproven "vaccine" the sheep lime up to take it . ..But they can't get enough people that take it so now the push more fear mongering with these mysterious covid variants & a push towards mandatory vaccination ...An unproven , untested , unapproved vaccine that has shown it does no good & ma actually do know re harm than the virus ...A vaccine created & pushed by the same people who have spoken about population control through forced vaccination . And yet the sheep still line up for the needle ...

biff Mcduggle

Whatever you got to do, Thing about this change almost every month. Now this country is going back to the beginning, soon school will start and another problem will come up. I'm just going to do the best I can, somehow my higher power has got me through the first net of death, hopefully I will make it through the second. Good Luck to all.

Jon Haslock

thought this was a free country free of choice well my friend almost died because of the vaccine so you won't be seeing me getting it at all ever 🙄🤦‍♂️👊💯


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