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Biden to sign an executive order mandating vaccinations for federal employees

President Biden at the White House last month. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)

President Biden is expected to sign an executive order Thursday that would require all federal employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus — without an exception for those who choose to be regularly tested — in an effort to create a model he hopes state governments and private companies will adopt.

The new vaccine requirement will apply not just to the roughly 2.1 million federal employees but also to the millions of contractors that do business with the governme