Transportation Security Administration admitted today that 40% of its workers have refused to get Joe Biden’s mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 as of today, even as the deadline looms to get vaccinated or face unspecified actions, including potential loss of their job, says WLWT.
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“We have about 60% of our workforce has been vaccinated, that that number needs to go quite a bit higher over the next few weeks,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske told CNN.
While the vaccine deadline is technically Nov. 22, because of the requirement to take multiple doses of the vaccines, the practical deadlines to start the process are much earlier.
Indeed for some vaccinations, the deadlines have already passed.
“In order to meet that deadline, the last possible date for receiving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine is October 18, while the latest possible date for the first dose of Moderna was October 11,” said CNN.
“The Pfizer vaccine requires a three-week waiting period in between first and second doses,” it continued. “Moderna requires a four-week wait. The last possible date to receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is November 8, two weeks before the November 22 deadline.”
Federal workers, including military, have filed a lawsuit against the imposition of a vaccine mandate, saying “Americans have remained idle for far too long as our nation’s elected officials continue to satisfy their voracious appetites for power,” according to the Washington Post.
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., has also introduced legislation to reverse the Biden mandates.
“Every American should be able to make the decisions that are best for them and their families,” he said, according to FedSmith.com. “My family made the choice to get the vaccine and I encourage every Oklahoman to get vaccinated, but no American should be forced to be vaccinated.”
Attorneys general in 24 states have either sued or threatened to sue over the vaccine mandates, said The Hill.