DOJ Declares Vaccine Mandates Legal

Major government agencies begin requiring vaccines or weekly testing.

In an opinion issued Wednesday, the Department of Justice said federal law does not prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccines that are under emergency use authorization.

The State of California, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and New York City have announced they would require some or all of their government employees to get vaccinated or be tested weekly.

“As access to the COVID-19 vaccines has become widespread, numerous educational institutions, employers, and other entities across the United States have announced that they will require individuals to be vaccinated against COVID-19  as a condition of employment, enrollment, participation, or some other benefit, service relationship or access,” The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel wrote in their opinion. “For instance, 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.”

In the opinion, they say the law concerning emergency use authorizations (EUAs) “does not prohibit public or private entities from imposing vaccine requirements, even when the only vaccines available are those authorized under EUAs.”

Nationally, 56.4 percent of all Americans, including children, have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the CDC.

The vaccines are still awaiting full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the FDA as authorizations for therapies and medications are assessed.
  • For governing officials to have discernment regarding vaccine mandates.
  • For the president’s administration, members of Congress, and the federal judiciary as restrictions upon individual rights and health are implemented.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Voice of America


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