Does Joe Biden have a plan to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for Americans? No, that's not true: President-elect Biden has repeatedly said that he would not propose making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory. "I don't think it should be mandatory. I wouldn't demand it to be mandatory," Biden said at a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware on December 3, 2020. There is no record of Biden making any contrary statements.
The claim appeared in a video (archived here) posted on Facebook by Diamond & Silk by on December 31, 2020 under the title "Diamond and Silk last recording before the New Year 2021". Two and a half minutes into the live idea Diamond said:
As we were about to come on I see Jim Crow Joe Biden giving a speech about Covid-19 and it sounds like to me that he is trying to make these vaccines mandatory, he's trying to mandate them.
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Jan 1 03:56:10 2021 UTC)
But Biden, he wants to make it mandatory that you get a vaccine. They want a mandatory, they want to vaccinate a million people a day.
I don't think it should be mandatory. I wouldn't demand it to be mandatory. Just like I don't think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide. I'll do everything in my power as president of the United States to encourage people to do the right thing and when they do it, demonstrate that it matters.
He sounds like a drug dealer. I don't want them drugs up in my arm or in my body.
I control what goes inside of my body. The government do not have the right to take and mandate something go inside of my body that I don't choose to go inside.
Here is the full Biden interview on New Year's Eve.