Facebook has announced that it is delaying its return to offices to 2022, and that would overrule their recent announcement about the unchanged schedule that the company would follow. Despite its 2022 re-opening, Facebook would still require proof of vaccinations from employees, and it would most likely be valid despite having it in 2021. 

The arrival of the Delta variant has caused a lot of concern and fear for people, which led the government to mandate the requirement of face masks, and further its vaccine campaign and distribution.

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According to CNet, Facebook has delayed its supposed September return to offices by 2022, as the company aims to keep its employees safe and avoid any COVID outbreak. The return to office schedule by the social media company targets a 50 percent capacity, and it would have an internal number of days for people to report to work. 

However, Facebook's plan is still foiled because of the pandemic, as it mutated into new variants, and still poses grave risks to people despite having the vaccine. What more to those people that reject the vaccination, and insist on not having the shot. 

In light of this, Google has also delayed its return to offices to October 18, as blogged by its CEO Sundar Pichai. However, that too would be subject to change, depending on the situation of the pandemic, and as advised by health professionals. 

Apple has also delayed their supposed back-to-work for July, to an indefinite schedule.

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Despite its 2022 move, Facebook would still require proof of vaccination from its returning employees, and it would be something that the company would strictly observe on its return. In their last announcement of its return to the office, Facebook is intent to require the vaccine from their employees.

They would observe a "No Vaccine, No Entry" policy which would be strictly followed by the management and its employees. 

Are Vaccines Valid in the Next Year?

Vaccines are eligible or valid for a period of time only, and after which, it is recommended to have a third shot or a booster dose.

However, it is not the vaccine that matters, rather the adaptability of a person's immune system, as what it received from the dose. Vaccines naturally would not last, but the immunity stays for people to learn how to fight a certain virus. 

Facebook's decision to require vaccinated workers is a wise one for them to avoid any cases. 

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