Supreme Court Must Uphold COVID Vaccine Requirements

January 7, 2022

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Supreme Court Must Uphold COVID Vaccine Requirements

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two separate cases concerning COVID vaccine mandates – the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirement that employers with more than 100 employees must ensure their workers are either vaccinated or tested weekly, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement that workers at health care facilities which accept federal Medicare and Medicaid funds must be vaccinated.

The legal attacks against these commonsense requirements are brought by the same Republican elected officials that are still fighting the Affordable Care Act today. They could not abolish the health care protections we rely on, and now they’re turning their efforts into prolonging this pandemic and putting millions of American lives at risk.

Health Care Voter Executive Director Laura Packard gave the following statement:

“As a cancer survivor, I have diligently been vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. But myself and the 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are put at grave risk when we interact with unvaccinated Americans in the medical system, and in the larger world. 

Not seeing our doctors, not getting groceries, not going to work anymore, and not maintaining the critical activities of our daily lives due to this deadly pandemic is not an option. These vaccine requirements make us safer, and save lives. The Supreme Court must take action to protect the most vulnerable among us and help move our country past this pandemic at last.”