EUA: May Employers and Universities Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

May Employers and Universities Require COVID-19 Vaccinations?

“At present, there is nothing in federal law that should preclude vaccination requirements for returns to workplaces and campuses.”

Federal law prohibits employers and others from requiring vaccination with a Covid-19 vaccine distributed under an EUA

When the FDA grants emergency use authorization for a vaccine, many questions about the product cannot be answered. Given the open questions, when Congress granted the authority to issue EUAs, it chose to require that every individual should be allowed to decide for himself or herself whether or not to receive an EUA product. The FDA and CDC apparently consider this fundamental requirement of choice important enough that even during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic they reinforced that policy decision when issuing their guidance related to the Covid-19 vaccines.

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