The White House announced that COVID-19 vaccination requirements for foreign travelers, federal employees and healthcare workers will end on May 12. On the same day, the pandemic state of emergency will end.
In a Monday announcement from the White House, it was announced that “the administration will end the requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations for federal employees, federal contractors, and international travelers ending May 11.”
The requirements were introduced in January 2021, just after the current administration came to power, which was met with many opposition protests and attempts to block the changes in court.
The White House said the regulations had been successful, with 98 percent meeting the requirement for at least one dose of the vaccine. employees.
“While vaccination remains one of the most important tools to promote the health and safety of workers … we are now in a different phase of our response when these measures are no longer necessary,” the release said.
As Reuters recalled, these rules, among other things, barred Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic from participating in certain US tournaments due to not being vaccinated against COVID-19.
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