US: Department of Justice Says it is not Illegal to Require COVID Vaccines

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The Department of Justice issued a formal opinion that federal law does not prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines. The Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal agency to require its health-care workers to receive the vaccine. President Biden said his administration was considering requiring all federal workers to be vaccinated. -GEG

The Department of Justice concluded in a formal opinion that federal law doesn’t prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccines under the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization.

On July 26, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, California, and New York City said they would require some of their government workers to get the COVID-19 shot or be tested weekly. Veterans Affairs, with the move, became the first federal agency to mandate the vaccine.

The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel on July 26 wrote that, because access to COVID-19 vaccines is more commonplace, “numerous educational institutions, employers, and other entities across the United States” have said they will require some individuals to be vaccinated against the virus as a condition of employment, participation, benefit, service, or relationship.

“For instance,” it wrote, “certain schools will require vaccination in order for students to attend class in person, and certain employers will require vaccination as a condition of employment.”

The opinion, which noted that some have questioned the legality of such mandates, concluded that federal law concerning the FDA’s emergency use authorizations (EUA) on COVID-19 vaccines made by Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson doesn’t “prohibit public or private entities from imposing vaccine requirements, even when the only vaccines available are those authorized under EUAs.”

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Independent Thinker
Independent Thinker
1 month ago

Dark humor/sarcasm: Well, if Dr. Hoffe and others are correct, that should reduce the number of federal government employees by quite a bit.
Seriously: What happened to “my body, my choice”?

John Willms
John Willms
1 month ago

Just an opinion. NOT a court judgement. It’s called discrimination and should NOT be tolerated. Especially with all the jabbed people being the ones now getting sick.

There’s a surprise. Jabbed people getting sick, then blaming it on the healthy unjabbed people. This world has gone insane.

Stick poison in your body and what the HE## do you think is going to happen??? SMH.

John Willms
John Willms
1 month ago

O=h – and IF your employer states that they require you to be jabbed to keep your job, and you decide to do it – Be SURE and get it in writing that they will be legally responsible for any health issues arising over the next 10 years.

Skip Russell
Skip Russell
1 month ago

This is misleading. Check out this expert:
https://youtu.be/d-mM-M0SEVM