President Joe Biden pressed American companies to step up with vaccine requirements. Meanwhile the Food And Drug Administration approved Pfizer’s vaccine on Monday for people 16 and older.
“I’m calling on more companies in the private sector to step up with vaccine requirements that will reach millions more people,” Biden said in remarks at the White House. “If you’re a business leader, a nonprofit leader, a state or local leader, who has been waiting for full FDA approval to require vaccinations, I call on you now to do that — require it. It only makes sense to require a vaccine to stop the spread of Covid-19.”
As of Monday more than 170 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, and 30 million have received at least one shot.