Minnesota State Agency Should Not Demand Daily Reporting of Vaccination Status
June 22, 2021
ST. PAUL, Minn. — In July, the Minnesota Department of Administration will begin requiring employees to daily report their vaccination status, according to an email distributed to employees by the department on June 10:
“Next month, a question about vaccination status will be added to the screening procedure, the additional question will ask if you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (at least 2-weeks since your 2nd done in a 2-dose series, or at least 2-weeks since a single dose vaccine)?” [sic]
The Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), which learned of the email announcement last week, opposes the reporting mandate, “Employer vaccine reporting mandates are a pressure tactic, which could lead to unwanted vaccination, vaccine injury, or discriminatory actions by the Minnesota Department of Administration, said Twila Brase, RN, PHN, president and co-founder of CCHF.
Brase said there are many reasons why these pressure tactics should not be applied: “A recent Cleveland Clinic study found no benefits of vaccination to those who’ve already had the disease; the CDC held an emergency meeting last week to address the sharp rise in cardio myopathy post-vaccination, more than 5,200 vaccine related deaths have been reported, a researcher’s June 9 report released in the U.K. last week said there’s “more than enough evidence” that the COVID-19 vaccines “are unsafe for use in humans,” and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testified to the U.S. Senate on May 11 that the CDC itself does not require reporting of vaccination.”
“No agency of the Walz administration should employ vaccine coercion tactics against their employees. Individuals must be free to choose or refuse vaccination without consequence or discrimination. The department’s reporting requirement must be rescinded,” she said.
CCHF maintains a patient-centered, privacy-focused, free-market perspective. In 2019, CCHF launched the Patient Toolbox to provide online 24/7 assistance to patients facing coercive situations in the exam room, at the hospital, or having a baby (patienttoolbox.org). In 2016, CCHF launched The Wedge of Health Freedom, an online directory of direct-pay practices (JointheWedge.com).