Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday its U.S. salaried employees would be required to submit their vaccination status against COVID-19 by Oct. 8 and that it had asked its hourly employees to do the same.
Ford follows rival General Motors in asking for vaccination status of its employees but not mandating the shots.
"This will aid our efforts to comply with federal COVID-19 vaccination requirements," Ford said in a statement.
UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg confirmed that the process is voluntary for union's hourly members who work at the company.
The automaker's move comes as the Biden administration pursues sweeping measures to increase vaccination coverage in the United States, while pushing large employers to have their workers inoculated or tested weekly.