The Republican-led House of Representatives in the state of Missouri passed a pair of bills that looks to protect employers who do not want the COVID-19 vaccine.
The first bill passed will prohibit public employers from requiring their employees from being vaccinated against COVID-19. That bill has exceptions for health care facilities that are required to had a vaccine mandate under federal law.
The second bill is designed to protect employees who have held beliefs against the COVID-19 vaccine, whether it be religion, health, etc. The bill also ensures that those who are unvaccinated can still receive unemployment benefits and ensures their eligibility for organ transplants if they choose to be unvaccinated.
With each bill passing the House, the bill now moves to the Missouri State Senate for approval.