WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. – According to a report on wmdt.com federal workers and contractors from the NASA Wallops flight facility met Wednesday Morning to protest President Biden’s executive order mandating federal employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22 or risk termination.
Protestors at the event told 47 ABC they will not get vaccinated, and are fully prepared for the repercussions.
“People are not going to let the government dictate what to do with their bodies, and that means many are ready to walk, even with the suffering of the consequences,” said protestor and federal contractor at NASA Wallops Brenden Kettner.
Kettner told 47 ABC he believes there are many federal employees and contractors at the facility that agree with them.
He said if all of them were to be let go, services at the facility like crucial resupplies of the International Space station, and NASA’s plan to return to the moon would be disrupted.
The mandate would require the federal workers receive their final shots, by November 8th to be fully vaccinated by the 22nd, with a different set of deadlines for federal contractors still being formulated by the Federal Office of Personnel Management.
Protestors say while they are willing to be fired, they will still pursue legal action to try and maintain their posts.
Contractors at the protest told 47 ABC that their contracts did not have a requirement for vaccinations, and they hope that can be used in their favor in court.