“Nearly 400 employees at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) haven’t received a COVID-19 vaccine,” according to data obtained exclusively by The Epoch Times.
The CDC initially declined to provide the exact figures, but The Epoch Times filed an appeal with the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC’s parent agency.
Afterward, the public health agency released the information.
BREAKING: According to a report by the Epoch Times, nearly 400 employees at the CDC have yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
This should be concerning to everyone.
— Jenny Beth Martin (@jennybethm) April 30, 2022
New FOIA request shows 400 employees for the CDC haven't received any COVID vaccine. That's 3.2 percent of the CDC's workforce, totally unvaccinated. The agency also said it hasn't granted ANY requests for exemption.
Good to know these mandates are applied equally to everyone.
— Pearson Sharp (@PearsonSharp) April 28, 2022
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) April 28, 2022
From Nation & State:
Another nine employees have just had one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, meaning they also don’t qualify as fully vaccinated per the CDC’s guidelines.
Collectively, the number is 3.2 percent of the CDC’s workforce.
Andoh initially pointed to a statement from the government that contained data as of December 2021 and declined to fully answer The Epoch Times’ FOIA request, which asked for more detailed figures that were current as of March 15.
“Please note that this is the most recent and most complete data available and some data elements that you requested are not available,” Andoh said initially.
When asked to clarify, another CDC officer repeated Andoh’s statement.
After The Epoch Times filed an appeal to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the CDC’s parent agency, the office changed its stance without explaining why.
“After an additional search, we are providing you with the following information,” Andoh said in the new response.
“The response I got to your appeal from CDC gave me the impression they didn’t mean to withhold any information in the first place,” Jonathan Nelson, a FOIA analyst with HHS, told The Epoch Times in an email. “Based on that, my (personal) belief is that this was just an accidental omission on their part.”
The CDC said that 12,399 employees were fully vaccinated, meaning they received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer mRNA shot or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson.
5,810 CDC employees received a booster dose.
Three other health agencies inside the HHS that promote the experimental COVID-19 shots have yet to provide the requested figures.
- Food and Drug Administration
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- National Institutes of Health