GE to mandate COVID vaccinations for U.S. workers

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General Electric will require all of its workers in the U.S. to be vaccinated against COVID-19, citing President Biden's executive order for federal contractors, the company confirmed to Axios on Tuesday.

Why it matters: General Electric is the latest in a slew of major companies to mandate the vaccine for workers, following in the footsteps of American Airlines, Tyson Foods and Microsoft, among others.

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The big picture: Federal contractors have until Dec. 8 to be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a religious or medical exemption.

  • General Electric's mandate will apply to roughly 56,000 employees, per the New York Times, which first reported the news,

  • WCPO Cincinnati earlier reported news of the mandate.

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