Updated Feb 2, 2022 - Economy

Vaccine mandates survive across big chunks of corporate America

Employers requiring  onsite employees to be vaccinated
Data: Mercer; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

The Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate is history, but about half of U.S. employers are proceeding with one anyway.

By the numbers: Nearly a quarter of employers are already requiring vaccinations without a testing option despite the Supreme Court scrapping the Biden mandate, according to the Jan. 27 poll by human resources consultancy Mercer.

  • 13% are requiring vaccines or regular testing.
  • Another 8% are requiring vaccines due to federal or state rules that remain in place, while 6% have plans to implement a mandate.

Yes, but: 42% of employers have no plans for a mandate.

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