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Apple now mandating boosters for some employees

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Story at a glance

  • Apple will reportedly require corporate and store employees to get COVID-19 booster shots.
  • An internal memo viewed by The Verge said employees will have four weeks to receive a booster once they become eligible.
  • Employees who do not comply will be required to undergo regular testing prior to entering both offices and stores beginning Feb. 15.

Apple will reportedly require corporate and store employees to get COVID-19 booster shots.  

An internal memo viewed by The Verge said employees will have four weeks to receive a booster once they become eligible for the additional dose. Employees who do not comply will be required to undergo regular testing prior to entering both offices and stores beginning Feb. 15.  

“Due to waning efficacy of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and the emergence of highly transmissible variants such as Omicron, a booster shot is now part of staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination to protect against severe disease,” Apple reportedly wrote in the memo. 

The company will additionally require employees who have yet to confirm vaccination status or those who remain unvaccinated to provide a proof of a negative result from a rapid antigen test starting Jan. 24, according to The Verge.  

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Meanwhile, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, reportedly said earlier this month that it will mandate vaccine boosters for employees working on its U.S. campuses. 

“Boosters provide increased protection,” a Meta spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal. “Given the evidence of booster effectiveness, we are expanding our vaccination requirement to include boosters.” 


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