Federal Judge Blocks State Law Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

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Sarah Weaver Social Issues Reporter
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A federal judge in Montana ruled against a law Friday that allowed individuals to choose not to get a vaccine in medical settings.

Montana passed a law in August 2021 that banned the use of vaccine mandates as a condition for employment, including in medical settings. (RELATED: Federal Court Blocks Biden Rule That Forces Christian Doctors To Perform Sex Change Surgeries)

“The public interest in protecting the general populace against vaccine-preventable diseases in health care settings using safe, effective vaccines is not outweighed by the hardships experienced to accomplish that interest,” U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy wrote in a ruling.

The House of Representatives will vote to eliminate a vaccine mandate for U.S. military personnel, according to reports published last week, more than a year after the military implemented a vaccine mandate. The mandate resulted in 8,000 troops being discharged from the military, and the forces fell about 10,000 short of the recruiting goal for 2022.

A New York court ordered New York City to reinstate all employees fired over the vaccine and also issue them backpay saying that the commissioner “acted beyond his authority” in issuing the mandate.