Fedweek

The White House has issued an update on vaccination rates among federal departments and agencies showing rates of vaccination or compliance with the federal vaccine mandate approaching or well exceeding 90 percent.

“In the 75 days since the President announced the vaccination requirement, the Federal Government has achieved 96.5 percent compliance—meaning employees who have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or have a pending or approved exception request—with 92.0 percent of employees having received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose,” according to the update.

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It said that the mandate’s deadline of November 23 – applying to some 3.5 million federal employees – was not an “end point” and that personnel not yet in compliance will be subject to a period of education and counseling followed by additional enforcement steps up to termination.

If an employee gets a first shot of a two-dose course, or requests and exception, the employee will be given a “reasonable amount of time” to get the second shot or to process the request – something the Administration says will result in more employees getting vaccinated.

The CDC reports that as of November 24, 73.9 percent of the US population over five years old has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. (Community transmission is high, per the CDC.)

Percentage of employees at each agency who are in compliance with the federal vaccine mandate:

Agency Agency-wide
compliance %
Agency-wide
vaccination %
Agency for International
Development
99.1% 97.8%
Department of Agriculture 95.6% 86.1%
Department of Commerceiii 99.4% 93.9%
Department of Defenseiv 96.1% 93.4%
Department of Education 98.2% 95.0%
Department of Energy 98.8% 91.0%
Department of Health and
Human Servicesiii
98.8% 96.4%
Department of
Homeland Securityv
95.1% 88.9%
Department of Housing and
Urban Development
98.3% 92.7%
Department of the Interior 94.7% 88.3%
Department of Justice 97.4% 89.8%
Department of Labor 98.0% 93.3%
Department of State 97.4% 96.1%
Department of
Transportation
99.6% 90.6%
Department of Treasury 98.3% 91.5%
Department of
Veterans Affairs
98.0% 87.8%
Environmental Protection
Agencyiii
95.3% 92.1%
General Services
Administration
98.9% 92.9%
National Aeronautics and
Space Administration
95.6% 90.7%
National Science
Foundation
98.6% 96.2%
Nuclear Regulatory
Commission
97.6% 92.4%
Office of Personnel
Management
99.0% 90.7%
Small Business
Administration
99.1% 90.0%
Social Security
Administration
95.0% 87.7%

 

i Percentage of agency employees covered by a vaccination requirement with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or a pending or approved exception or extension

ii Percentage of agency employees covered by a vaccination requirement with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination

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iii Includes both civilian and Commissioned Corps personnel

iv Includes both Department of Defense civilian and active duty personnel

v Includes both civilian and Coast Guard active duty personnel

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