Biden to encourage vaccine incentives, announce requirements for federal workers

Biden is stepping up efforts to get shots in arms, including calling on governments to do more to incentivize vaccination by offering $100 to those who get vaccinated.

7/29/2021 11:43:00 PM

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Biden is stepping up efforts to get shots in arms, including calling on governments to do more to incentivize vaccination by offering $100 to those who get vaccinated.

Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2021.Ahead of the president's announcement, some groups representing large numbers of federal workers -- including law enforcement and postal workers -- raised some early objections.

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"As an association representing those men and women charged with protecting the Constitutional rights of all Americans, including the right to privacy and choice, we are concerned by any move that would mandate the COVID-19 vaccine among federal employees," Larry Cosme, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, said in a statement.

MORE: Expected vaccine requirement for federal workers raises new questionsThe statement also asked that the administration work collaboratively with the association and other federal employee groups to incentivize workers to be vaccinated.Chad Hooper, the executive director of the Professional Managers Association -- formed in 1981 by IRS managers -- implored all of its members, their staff and eligible Americans to get vaccinated as soon as possible, but highlighted that any mandate imposed on the entire workforce would be the first of its kind.

"Consistent with vaccines for other illnesses, such as measles or influenza, PMA believes that agency leadership should have the discretion to determine whether any, some, or all of their staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19," Hooper said in a statement.

"At this time, no COVID-19 vaccine has received full approval from the FDA, and this may be contributing to vaccine hesitancy across our country. We must ask the administration to craft any such mandate with care and consideration of our members' individual contraindications as well as their closely held personal and religious beliefs," the statement continued.

MORE: Biden's vaccine requirement could 'very well' require troops to get the shotPfizer, Moderna and the Johnson and Johnson vaccines were granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), but the FDA is facing pressure to issue full authorization of the vaccines, which could open the door to mandates in schools, and the military.

"The FDA recognizes that vaccines are key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic and is working as quickly as possible to review applications for full approval," FDA spokesperson Alison Hunt said in a statement. Read more: ABC News »

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Biden Calls On States To Give $100 To Every Newly Vaccinated PersonBREAKING: President Joe Biden has called on state and local governments to give $100 to those who opt to get a COVID-19 vaccine. katalin_pota $100 is only $70 in Biden math. They should’ve paired pandemic relief checks with proof of vaccinations Give states and tribes resources to get their own incentives. I’ve been saying give out door prizes at vaccine events. Add a take home dinner so everyone gets something.

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