“A federal agency declared last week that employers can legally mandate that employees receive the coronavirus vaccine, or be prohibited from entering the workplace if they refuse,” according to Blaze Media. [emphasis added]
“The guidance came as millions of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses were distributed across the United States, with the first inoculation occurring early last Monday. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already published updated guidance on the vaccine following several allergic reactions across multiple states.
“The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidance on Wednesday saying that requiring workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine does not violate the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits employers from requiring “medical examinations like blood tests, breath analyses and blood-pressure screening” to obtain medical information on workers, the New York Times reported.
“‘If a vaccine is administered to an employee by an employer for protection against contracting COVID-19, the employer is not seeking information about an individual’s impairments or current health status and, therefore, it is not a medical examination,’ the EEOC said.”
For more on this story, go to Blaze Media.
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