Vaccine Mandate Loses in Three Other States
The State of Kentucky recently announced a panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court's ruling that said vaccine mandates were unconstitutional. The mandate requires workers contracting with the federal government to wear face masks and be vaccinated for COVID-19.
A federal judge in Louisville, Kentucky, blocked the U.S. government's rule in November 2021 for Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio.
"The Sixth Circuit's decision is a resounding victory against federal overreach into the personal medical decisions of Kentuckians," Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said in a statement on January 12, 2023.
The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a similar ruling for Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi in December 2022.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says certain workers are at risk for exposure to severe and sometimes fatal diseases.
If you work directly with patients or handle material that could spread infection, you should get appropriate vaccines to reduce the chance that you will get or spread vaccine-preventable diseases.
And protect yourself, your patients, and your family members by ensuring you are up-to-date with recommended vaccines, including COVID-19, says the CDC.