Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Department of Veterans Affairs becomes the first federal agency to issue vaccine mandate: 115,000 frontline workers have eight weeks to get the shot or face getting FIRED
Posted on 07/26/2021 11:57:47 AM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Monday become the first federal agency to require its frontline health care workers to be vaccinated.
President Joe Biden confirmed the move in a brief statement to reporters Monday afternoon.
'Yes. Veteran Affairs is going to in fact require that all docs working in facilities are going to have to be vaccinated,' Biden said, following a report quoting his Veterans Affairs secretary regarding health care workers at the VA.
115,000 staffers will have two months to get inoculated against the coronavirus, and face being fired if they do not oblige.
President Biden confirmed that 'all docs' at the VA would be asked to get the shot ahead of his meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in the Oval Office.
Denis McDonough, the secretary of veterans affairs, told the New York Times: 'I am doing this because it’s the best way to keep our veterans safe, full stop.
He added that the mandates would apply to the employees who have the most contact with patients.
This includes doctors, dentists, nurses, physicians assistants and physical therapists at VA medical centers across the country.
The Biden administration has so far been unwilling to back federal vaccine mandates, and has insisted it is up to private companies.
The move came after White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the White House 'supports the steps of hospitals' to require staff to get vaccinated, saying it 'could be a guide for us on what to do with our own workforce here from the federal government.'
She noted there are 'certain powers' that the federal government has, and 'certain powers that the federal government does not have.'
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So do we do as our masters say?
This will wind up in court.
This’ll go over like a fart in church.
I thought I read that 99% of all doctors have already been vaxed?
Oh but the white house doesn’t have to have the poison, but the VA does?
Great... it was hard enough to get a Doc and now there will be less of them around.
Well they work with a lot of old vets so kinda makes sense even though this old vet ain’t getting mRNA, I identify as control group.
VA patients next up....................
You mean a lot of swearing under the breath, but for the most part, no real punishment? In that case, I agree.
So now I can fire smokers, or the obese. Much greater risk than the Kung flu.
2 months? How does that make any sense???
I guess that means almost all doctors are Democrats.
You and me both.
Do you trust the U.S. government?
Two words: Tuskegee Airmen.
Cant fire them for stealing but not getting a vax will get the fired?
Somehow I think this wont happen
Vaccination macht frei!
Time for counterfeiters to get to work.
This will help the Democrats a lot!(/S)
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