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The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Feds and Contractors Are Officially Ending

May 1, 2023

The White House announced on Monday it’s officially ending the COVID-19 vaccine mandates for federal employees and contractors when the public health emergency ends on May 11.

Both requirements have already been on pause for a while due to legal challenges. The White House also announced that the Health and Human Services and Homeland Security Departments are going to start the process to end their vaccine requirements for international travelers, Head Start educators and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-certified facilities. More guidance will be issued in the coming days for these.

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