Federal appeals court upholds Biden vaccine mandate
Biden vaccine mandate reinstates by Appeals court for federal employees.
US President Joe Biden’s requirement that all federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 was upheld by a federal appeals court.
Federal appeals court ordering that a preliminary injunction issued against the requirement be eliminated.
By a majority vote of 2-1, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals waived off the injunction issued earlier in January by the U.S. district judge in Texas
This COVID vaccine mandate had exceptions for the religious or medical accommodations.
3.5 million vaccination target
the Biden administration had also argued that the federal trial court does not possess the power to hear the dispute related to the matter.
The White House had presented that more than 93% of federal employees had already received one dose of the vaccination.
The White House also presented tha Around 98% of the employees were vaccinated or sought a medical or religious exemption.
In the mid of January 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the COVID vaccine or testing obligation for large businesses.
The conservative justices against the policy found it an improper imposition on many Americans' life and health.
President Biden wanted around 3.5 million government workers to be vaccinated by the end of November 22.
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