Minnesota employers more likely to push COVID-19 vaccine


August 24, 2021

Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune

The Food and Drug Administration's full approval of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday could lead more employers to mandate that workers get vaccinated.

The Food and Drug Administration's full approval Monday for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine sets the stage for employers across Minnesota to push harder for workers to get immunized.

Even before the regulatory action, immunization mandates were possible, attorneys say, so long as companies, universities and local governments provided exemptions to workers with religious or medical objections.

In Minnesota, several large health systems started announcing mandates and related policies in July - moves that were seen as more aggressive than the vaccination incentives that became commonplace by late spring at workplaces across the state.



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