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Boeing suspends vaccination requirement for US-based employees

SEATTLE: Boeing Co has suspended its coronavirus vaccination requirement for US-based employees, according to an internal document seen by Reuters on Friday.

In an internal announcement, Boeing said its decision came after a review of a US District Court ruling earlier this month that halted the enforcement of President Joe Biden’s vaccine requirement for federal contractors.

In recent weeks, the number of Boeing employees seeking a vaccine exemption on religious or medical grounds had reached more than 11,000 – or nearly 9% of its US workforce – a level many times higher than executives initially estimated, Reuters first reported.

The reluctance has left executives scrambling for a strategy that keeps employees safe and complies with President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors, but avoids an exodus of engineering and factory labor.

 

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