End­points News wants to know: Is your com­pa­ny man­dat­ing Covid-19 vac­cines?

J&J has joined a grow­ing group of bio­phar­ma com­pa­nies to re­quire that its US-based staffers and con­trac­tors get vac­ci­nat­ed against Covid-19, tak­ing a stance as the Delta vari­ant and re­open­ing mea­sures threat­en to trig­ger new, dan­ger­ous surges.

High-pro­file vac­cine man­dates have trick­led in since Pfiz­er — the man­u­fac­tur­er of the first jab to be au­tho­rized by the FDA — an­nounced it’s ask­ing all US work­ers to ei­ther be vac­ci­nat­ed or par­tic­i­pate in week­ly Covid-19 test­ing, mea­sures that the De­part­ment of Jus­tice has called le­gal (while the Supreme Court has turned down chal­lenges). No­var­tis, Genen­tech, Eli Lil­ly and Gilead im­posed sim­i­lar rules, while oth­ers like Sanofi and Glax­o­SmithK­line took a more vol­un­tary ap­proach, in­stead say­ing they’d en­cour­age vac­ci­na­tion.

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