A federal appeals court ruled Monday that it will rehear the case and throw out a previous decision that upheld the vaccine requirement for federal workers.

Federal employees Covid vaccine mandate protest

JPL workers and their supporters are protesting against the Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

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The vaccine mandate was upheld by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in April after a district court judge blocked it in January.

The district judge's ruling blocking the mandate will be reimposed as the case progresses because the court dissolved its ruling from April.

One of the most conservative courts in the country, the 5th Circuit, will hear the case on September 12.

The order won't have any practical effect immediately as multiple outlets report the Biden administration delayed reimposing the mandate given the ongoing litigation

The White House's Office of Personnel Management has yet to respond to requests for comment.

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More than 3 million people. The number of federal employees who would be covered by the vaccine mandate was stated in December. The Biden administration reported that 98% of employees had received at least one vaccine dose and 4.7% had received an exemption or extension.

President Joe Biden ordered all federal workers to be vaccine free by November 22. The mandate was one of several imposed by the Biden administration as a way to combat vaccine hesitancy and curb the spread of Covid-19. The mandates were challenged in court after being criticized. The requirement for healthcare workers is still in effect. The large employer mandate, which applies to healthcare facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid, was struck down by the US Supreme Court in January. The vaccine requirement for federal contractors was put on hold by a district judge in December, and now an appeals court is considering whether or not it should be reintroduced.

The federal employee vaccine mandate was restored by the appeals court.

A judge blocks the vaccine mandate for federal employees.

The federal vaccine mandate is on hold. According toForbes, the White House delays enforcement.

The vaccine mandate enforcement could be days away.

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