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Boeing to require all US employees to be vaccinated against COVID

Oct 12, 2021, 3:08 PM | Updated: 3:11 pm
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The tail of a Boeing 777 jetliner is seen painted on the exterior of Boeing's airplane production facility in Everett, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
(Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Boeing has announced Dec. 8, 2021, as the deadline for its U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or get an approved exemption.

As a federal contractor, Boeing says it is under order from President Joe Biden to require employee vaccinations.

In a statement to KIRO Radio, a spokesperson confirmed the requirement.

“To ensure compliance with President Biden’s executive order for federal contractors, Boeing is requiring its U.S.-based employees to either show proof of vaccination or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief) by Dec. 8. Boeing will continue to carefully monitor guidance from public health agencies, and requirements from federal, state and local governments to inform our COVID-19 policies. We continue to prioritize the health and safety of all of our employees.”

In internal documents provided by sources to KIRO Radio, the company is giving employees deadlines for taking different vaccines in order to be fully immunized by the Dec. 8 deadline.

If an employee decides to take the two-dose Moderna vaccine, they need to get their first shot by Oct. 27. If they take the two-dose Pfizer vaccine, the first shot must be administered by Nov. 3. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one shot, would need to be given no later than the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 24.

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