Pfizer does not require a coronavirus vaccine for their employees, as leaked internal documents suggest.
Images of the purported “confidential” Pfizer booklet written by Executive VP and Chief Human Resources Officer Payal Betcher indicate that Pfizer rejects President Biden’s demands that private companies mandate vaccination and require unvaccinated employees to be tested.
“Please note that if you have declared you are not been vaccinated, decline to declare your status, or have a medial or a religious accommodation, Pfizer will require that you participate in a COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing regimen,” images of the literature read.
The document revealed over 80 percent of the companies employees choose to receive the vaccine, while 20 percent of Pfizer’s choose not to be vaccinated.
The leaked documents come after Biden tried to get airlines to mandate vaccinations for employees.
“But companies have wrestled with the extent of their authority to require shots,” Reuters reported. “Among the concerns is the possibility that companies will be exposed to discrimination lawsuits as they call staff back to their desks after 18 months of pandemic-induced work from home.”
However, that risk has not stopped Biden’s efforts. He said on August 3: “I will have their backs and the backs of other private and public sector leaders if they take such steps.”
According to Mercer consultants, a recent study of over 200 American companies revealed only 14 percent require office staff to be vaccinated.
Biden stated Wednesday he has federal government lawyers looking into if he can mandate vaccinations for all Americans. “People are dying and will die who don’t have to die. If you’re out there unvaccinated, you don’t have to die,” he said July 29.