While two-thirds of the U.S. adult population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, vaccination rates remain highly variable across, and within, states. This is of increasing concern as communities reopen and more contagious variants of the virus spread, resulting in spikes in cases in parts of the U.S.

A new Schaeffer Center white paper evaluates the effectiveness of workplace vaccine mandates, finding they are sound public policy. Furthermore, the federal government has an important role to play in endorsing these mandates while making sure vulnerable communities are protected.

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