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IN BOX: House Speaker Moore Pans Vax Mandate On State Health Care Facility Workers

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore is reacting to the vaccination mandate announced by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Read the entire state letter here. 

The state mandate for “All Facility Staff” requires that “all facility employees, volunteers, students, trainees, contracted, and temporary workers must be fully vaccinated by September 30, 2021.”

See the excerpt below:


 

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Statement From House Speaker Tim Moore
“I have personally been vaccinated against COVID-19, and I have done my best to help educate the public and urge others to get vaccinated if they choose to do so. But at the end of the day, the decision whether or not to vaccinate is a personal one and should be made between a doctor and patient. North Carolinians will not be bullied into being vaccinated against their will, particularly with a vaccine that has yet to be approved by the FDA.”
He continued, “Our healthcare workers are certainly capable of weighing the risks and benefits and can make their own decision about the vaccine. This mandate could force healthcare workers to choose between their employment and their conscience. Now is not the time to risk losing any of our healthcare workers who have been at the front lines of this pandemic.”
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Donna Martinez / Senior Writer and Editor

Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...