Representative Jeff Sorrells discusses possible upcoming bill regarding COVID vaccines

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HARTFORD, Ala. (WDHN)— A bill was filed at the beginning of September by three Alabama lawmakers that will possibly be discussed during the legislative session this upcoming January.

The bill that was filed would let workers sue if they got sick from an employer-mandated COVID vaccine and this bill was pre-filed to be discussed at the beginning of 2022.

Last week, President Joe Biden released his vaccine mandate this required US workers to provide proof of vaccination or a weekly negative COVID test. This mandate will affect businesses with 100 or more employees.

“It’s one that has been recently filed, that I looked at a couple of days ago,” State Representative Jeff Sorrells said.

Sorrells said that this is a decision that is more on the employee rather than the employer.

“Then its going to come back to my decision because I would have to decide do I get the vaccination or do I do something else,” said Sorrells.

An adverse reaction can be defined as a response to a drug that is feeling nauseated or anything unintended.

The CDC does state that adverse reactions are rare, but they are still possible. Sorrells also said that it is a decision is yet to be made.

“I made my decision,” Sorrells said. “Everyone around me has made their decision, everyone in this country has made their own decision, about whether or not to be vaccinated.”

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