Biden calls on public, private sectors to "step up" vaccine requirements
Why it matters: The U.S. has seen a recent boost in vaccinations, reaching six million shots in the last seven days, according to Biden. "This is critical progress, but we need to move faster," he said in a brief address.
What he's saying: "Today I'm calling on more companies in the private sector to step up the vaccine requirements that will reach millions more people," Biden said.
- "If you're a business leader, a nonprofit leader, state or local leader who has been waiting for full FDA approval to require vaccinations, I call on you now to do that," he added.
- "Do what I did last month. Require your employees to get vaccinated or face strict requirements."
The big picture: Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they'd support federal, state or local governments requiring everyone to get a coronavirus vaccine, according to a survey conducted by The COVID States Project.