American Airlines urges employee vaccinations amid Biden push

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FILE PHOTO: Pilots talk as they look at the tail of an American Airlines aircraft f at Dallas-Ft Worth International Airport

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American Airlines urged employees to get vaccinated as it prepares for the impact of President Joe Biden’s efforts to boost vaccination rates.

“Based on what we see so far, it appears we will be impacted by these federally mandated efforts to increase vaccination rates,” the carrier told employees in a memo. “While we will review the details of the plan and determine the path forward for American, what we know is that the president’s actions underscore the importance of team members getting vaccinated against COVID-19 — and sooner rather than later.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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