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In his second recent visit to Illinois, President Joe Biden discussed the effectiveness of workplace vaccine requirements. Biden gave a speech at a construction site in Elk Grove Village. Construction company Clayco is requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing.

Biden says vaccines are key to ending the pandemic and that vaccine mandates work.

Biden also says that vaccination is important for keeping the economy on track.

Biden says that vaccinations will keep people out of hospitals and help to prevent overcrowding.

The president was scheduled to be in the area last week, but postponed the visit due to negotiations in Washington D.C. on a number of topics.