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San Francisco forcing 35,000 city employees to get COVID-19 vaccines

• by Cassie B.

Not surprisingly, many workers and unions are speaking out against this unconscionable infringement on health freedom.

Officials announced earlier this week that municipal workers will be required to get the vaccine within 10 weeks after it is fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although exceptions will reportedly be granted for religious or medical reasons, it is not yet clear what the procedure for such exemptions will be or how they will be approved. However, we do know that the medical exemptions will only apply to employees who have medical conditions affecting their vaccine eligibility and must be verified by a medical provider. Those with a "sincerely held religious belief" that stops them from getting a vaccine would have their requests reviewed on a case-by-case basis.