CDC Director Says Biden administration looking into federal vaccination mandate


The Biden administration wants as many Americans vaccinated from COVID-19 and now it’s looking for ways to increase the number of vaccinated individuals. Several times this week, Biden and the administration have hinted at a mandatory federal vaccination program.

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said during an interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier that the Biden Administration is taking a serious look at mandatory vaccinations.

Walensky was asked by Baier, “Are you for mandating a vaccine on a federal level?”

“That’s something the administration is looking into,” Walensky said. “that’s something we’re looking into, the approval of the vaccine. In general, I am all for more vaccination. I have nothing further to say on that except that we’re looking into those policies. Quite honestly as people are doing that locally, those are individual local decisions as well.”

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“I completely understand the pushback, but this is not unlike other vaccines that are mandated for school children,” she added.

After receiving criticism over the idea of a federal vaccine mandate, Walensky walked back her comments.

“There will be no nationwide mandate. I was referring to mandates by private institutions and portions of the federal government. There will be no federal mandate,” she tweeted today.