Lawmaker wants to add COVID-19 vaccine requirement to the list of workplace discrimination protections

by Anna Chen
Capital News Service

RICHMOND—A bill seeking to prohibit public employers, schools and numerous other government organizations in Virginia from requiring individuals to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine has been introduced at the Virginia General Assembly.

The legislation would allow people to make their own choices, said Del. Timothy V. Anderson of Virginia Beach, who introduced the bill.

It’s extremely important for my worldview that we restore an individual’s liberty interests in making this personal medical decision,” said Del. Anderson. 

House Bill 27 forbids state entities and local governments from mandating employees to receive the vaccine. It also says people can’t be discriminated against for not receiving the vaccine….[to-view-more]