Biden Calls For Paid Time Off for Vaccinations as FDA Releases Report Critical of Md. Vaccine Maker

President Joe Biden received the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination in January. On Wednesday, he called on employers to give their workers time off with pay to get vaccinated or to recover from any side effects from the shot. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.
Laura Olson
Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Laura was the Washington correspondent for the Allentown Morning Call, where she covered Pennsylvania's congressional delegation, public policies affecting the state, and federal elections. She also wrote about Pennsylvania state politics for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Capitolwire.com, and covered the California state capital for The Associated Press and the Orange County Register. A Nebraska native, Laura has a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, where she studied journalism and political science.