Ninety-two percent of federal government employees have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose as of Tuesday, the deadline for federal workers to comply with the coronavirus vaccine mandate President BidenJoe BidenUS lawmakers arrive in Taiwan to meet with local officials Biden meets with Coast Guard on Thanksgiving Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE announced 75 days prior.
Another roughly 4.5 percent of federal employees are considered to be in compliance with the mandate because they have a pending or approved exception request for vaccination, meaning the total percentage of the workforce complying is 96.5 percent.
There are more than 3.5 million employees working for the federal government. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in a statement that employees who have not been in compliance with the mandate will face a period of education and counseling.
Ninety-nine percent of officials working in the White House have been vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of a deadline set by President Biden, the White House said Monday.
The agency with the highest vaccination rate, according to data from the OMB released on Wednesday, is the Agency for International Development, at 97.8 percent.
The next highest vaccination rates are 96.4 percent at the Department of Health and Human Services, 96.2 percent at the National Science Foundation and 96.1 percent at the Department of State.
The agencies with the lowest percentage of employees vaccinated are the Department of Agriculture, at 86.1 percent, and the Social Security Administration, at 87.7 percent.
In terms of compliance, which also includes people who have a pending or approved exception request for vaccination, the Department of Transportation has the highest rate, at 99.6 percent.
The Department of Commerce, Agency of International Development, Small Business Administration and Office of Personnel Management have also reached 99 percent compliance rates among their employees.