Alabama Gov. signs bill banning requiring a Covid vaccine to enter
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WDEF) – Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill into law on Monday that bans Alabama from creating so-called vaccine passports… documents certifying that you’ve had the Covid vaccine.
But it goes much further.
The bill passed by the legislature also prohibits business and state institutions from requiring a vaccine.
Most southern states have prohibited government from requiring vaccines for school or other services.
But including private businesses is another thing.
In fact, lawmakers stripped out exceptions for medical facilities and nursing homes.
The bill’s sponsor says the point was to to prevent the creation of a society that discriminates based on vaccination status.
Critics say the law is written far too vaguely.
Gov. Ivey says “I’m supportive of a voluntary vaccine & by signing this bill into law, I’m only further solidifying that conviction.”
The Alabama Department of Health says the new law does not prohibit them from issuing vaccine cards.
And there are exemptions for other mandated school vaccines.