Covid-19 roundup: Pfiz­er im­pos­es vac­cine man­date for US work­ers; WHO calls for mora­to­ri­um on boost­ers, while some coun­tries make plans any­way — re­port

As the US strug­gles to keep pace with the fast-spread­ing Delta vari­ant, big com­pa­nies like Wal­mart and Dis­ney are im­pos­ing vac­cine man­dates for some work­ers. It may come as no sur­prise that Pfiz­er — the Big Phar­ma be­hind the US’ first au­tho­rized Covid-19 vac­cine — is join­ing them.

Pfiz­er will start re­quir­ing all US em­ploy­ees and con­trac­tors to get vac­ci­nat­ed, or par­tic­i­pate in week­ly Covid-19 test­ing, spokesper­son Pamela Eise­le told Reuters. Work­ers out­side the US are strong­ly urged to get a vac­cine if they can, ac­cord­ing to the re­port. And those with med­ical con­di­tions or re­li­gious ob­jec­tions can seek ac­com­mo­da­tions.

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