Hundreds fail to meet GovGuam vaccination requirement deadline

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Hundreds of GovGuam employees in the executive department have not been able to meet the vaccination requirement whose deadline ends today.

While not disclosing the exact number of non-compliant employees, Adelup stated that less than 400 employees will be subject to weekly COVID-19 testing, which will be required if a GovGuam employee fails to comply with the vaccination mandate.

Tracking will be done weekly by the GovGuam executive department agencies.

Senator Frank Blas Jr. has asked for a delay in the implementation of the COVID vaccination mandate.

However, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said she is not extending the deadline because the island needs to have as many people vaccinated as possible.

As of today, 89% of GovGuam line agency employees are fully vaccinated, and 92% have at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Public Health has already coordinated consolidated testing sites for agencies that share the same vicinity to decrease the demand at other testing sites.

Anyone who has questions about the vaccine, can speak with their doctor or trusted medical professional.

The testing sites and other guidance here:

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