Biden will NOT mandate COVID-19 vaccines, White House confirms
- Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that the Biden administration has no intention of imposing a federal COVID vaccination mandate
- She reiterated the stance taken by the White House in April
- Businesses and institutions like hospitals and schools may require the shots
- Some colleges have already announced that students will be required to get vaccinated against coronavirus before returning to campus
- Several states, including Florida and Texas had banned businesses from requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19
- Public health officials say vaccine mandates – especially the federal level – could backfire and discourage people from getting the shots
The Biden administration is not planning on imposing a vaccine mandate and will not track who has or hasn’t had the shots, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a Friday briefing.
However businesses and institutions like colleges and universities can, Psaki added.
‘Private sector companies may decide that they want to have requirements. That’s up to them. we have no plans to change our approach from the federal government,’ she said…