As a possible Covid-19 vaccine April availability date looms, some Americans have expressed concerns about their employers forcing them to get the vaccine.
The New York State Bar Association on Saturday voted to approve a resolution urging the state to make Covid-19 mRNA vaccinations mandatory for all New Yorkers -- even those who object for "religious, philosophical or personal reasons."
Other local governments are considering their own vaccine mandates for a virus that causes no symptoms or mild flu-like symptoms 99.4% of the time.
According to AARP, you can you lose your job if you don't take the COVID-19 vaccination. "An employer can make a vaccination a requirement if you want to continue working there."
"Employment in the United States is generally 'at will,' which means that your employer can set working conditions," says Dorit Reiss, a law professor at the University of California.
AARP said there are exceptions, such as medical disability or religious beliefs. As mentioned before, New Yorkers can't object for "religious, philosophical or personal reasons." But a medical disability may be acceptable.
It also depends on whether your job is indispensable and not easily outsourced.
As a RN, your auntie worked at hospitals up and down the Eastern seaboard. Every hospital had a flu vaccine mandate. None of the hospitals pressed the issue when I declined to take the flu vaccine. I didn't have to give a reason. I simply signed a waiver form and it was placed in my employee file.
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