More than 90% of the United States’ 3.5 million federal workers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday time limit, Reuters Reported before the expected announcement from the White House, the rates are much higher than the general public.
Administration officials told Reuters that a “vast majority” of 90% have received both shots.
He also said that 95% of all federal employees are in compliance with the mandate announced by President Joe Biden. September, which means they have been fully vaccinated or are in the process, or have an appropriate medical or religious exemption.
Those figures are much higher than the national vaccination rate, which stood at about 59% as of Thursday. NPR Analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The number could be higher as employees submit documents closer to the deadline, officials stressed, but it could still leave as many as 175,000 who are not vaccinated or otherwise in compliance.