President Joe Biden defended his administration’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for companies, saying that they are going to be good for the economic system as a complete and never result in employee shortages.

The mandate applies to companies with at the very least 100 staff and can go into impact on January 4, in accordance with the Division of Labor (DOL).

“As we’ve seen with companies – massive and small – throughout all sectors of our economic system, the overwhelming majority of People select to get vaccinated,” Biden stated in a press release. “There have been no ‘mass firings’ and employee shortages due to vaccination necessities. Regardless of what some predicted and falsely assert, vaccination necessities have broad public help.”

“Companies have extra energy than ever earlier than to speed up our path out of this pandemic, save lives, and defend our financial restoration,” he added. “Vaccination necessities are good for the economic system. They not solely improve vaccination charges however they assist ship folks again to work – as many as 5 million American staff. They make our economic system extra resilient within the face of COVID and maintain our companies open.”

The mandate will have an effect on roughly 100 million People. It can embody a vaccine mandate for all federal staff and contractors, along with a requirement that giant corporations should mandate vaccines or common testing for workers.