Can you be forced to take a vaccine?

(A thought about the graphic—if you are in front of the nurse with the syringe, you probably waited too long to investigate your options.)

As of September 2023 most mandates have disappeared, but there is always the chance that some government entity or business will get excited and enact one. So, it is good to know that this information available just in case.

After the initial announcement of his Executive Order in September 2021, President Biden very quickly changed the wording of his messaging from “mandate” to “requirement”. He apparently thought that would elicit a less emotional response. (They do think we are dumb.) Mr. President, we are smart enough to translate them both into = huge segments of the population MUST be fully vaccinated per your unscientific wishes. In January of 2022, the Supreme Court (thank you) blocked enforcement of vaccine-or-test requirements for large private companies but not for medical facilities that take Medicare or Medicaid payments. However, many companies will proceed to require shots either because they believe in the mandates or just don’t want to continue being jerked around.

The CDC doesn’t consider us vaccinated until 2 weeks after the shot (giving the body time to react). Some liberty-loving states such as Texas tried to pass laws to override the mandates. Meanwhile, employers are not likely to risk hefty fines, legal fees, and bad press by failing to comply with the fed requirement.

If, for whatever reason, you do not wish to get the jab, personally, I think you should be able to simply decline it or any other medical procedure. (Of course, neither the President nor big companies asked my opinion!) Other than quitting your job, there are some limited exemptions worth checking out in the unlikely chance the mandates reappear.

Click here to read an article about your rights. Note, although the FDA gave more permanent approval to the Pfizer vaccine called Cormity, however for a long time after that it was on the sidelines and what was available was the old emergency use authorization product. As of September 17, I still find it very hard to verify what is available that it has final FDA approval. It matters if you want to use “experimental” as a defense.

Medical exemptions?

Anyone who has studied the science and the statistics might conclude that we all have good reason to ask for a medical exemption.

  • Recovered patients? There is ample scientific evidence that the immunity acquired from having recovered from covid is superior to that from the shots. Furthermore, the recovered are more at risk for negative reactions to the vaccines. It seems that the CDC may be purposely trying to mislead us on the topic. 
  • Persons with autoimmune conditions. There seems to be an increased risk of vaccine side effects in this group. Read more. That doesn’t mean they will necessarily be allowed to dodge the jab. For businesses, it may just be too difficult to deal with these issues. We need some lawsuits to get their attention.
  • There are compelling reasons for individuals to receive a medical exemption. Examples include history of severe allergies and/or allergy to an earlier shot or to a vaccine ingredient such as polyethylene glycol (PEG). This linked article has good general information about medical exemptions but some of the rules apply mainly to Australian rules. Here is information and an application from the US Commerce Department. I can’t begin to tell you if your employer or cruise line (for example) would honor it.
  • The factors above and what we now know about the safety and effectiveness of the shots certainly convince me to decline the vaxx. Unfortunately, even if your doctor agrees, he or she may fear loss of medical license for issuing an exemption.

Temporary exemptions for a few months may be given for individuals with high fevers or serious illness or current surgery. A temporary exemption might also be granted to someone who had a serious reaction such as heart inflammation to the first dose of Pfizer and Moderna.

Religious exemptions

It is encouraging that in a unanimous decision, Oct. 7, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, Ohio upheld the rights of 16 un-vaccinated athletes to use religious vaccination exemptions. The court judged that the students’ first amendment rights were violated when Western Michigan University mandated that all its inter-collegiate athletes get the COVID-19 vaccination shot and ignored or rejected the athletes’ requests for a religious exemption.

Likewise, a federal court extended a ruling that requires New York state to allow religious exemptions regarding mandates for healthcare workers.

Children’s Health Defense reported that “a federal judge in Texas has temporarily stopped United Airlines’ plan to put employees on leave if they have requested an exemption to the company’s COVID vaccine mandate.”

Note that Liberty Counsel is helping make sure that reluctant organizations allow the exemptions.

Hmmm. This whole mandate issue may end up being decided one lawsuit at a time or end up going to the Supreme Court.


  • A Pfizer whistleblower shows emails trying to cover up the fact that cell lines from aborted fetal tissue were using in the testing of the vaccine. Video.
  • Here is another. Fill out the form on this website, and a PDF will be emailed. If an original signature is required, it will take 5 business days to be sent by USPS. All at no cost of course, just be patient as they sometimes receive 1000’s of requests. 
  • Resources That You Can Use to Inform Your School or Employer. Read about them.
  • Millions Against Medical Mandates (MAMM), is a coalition of health freedom organizations and individuals. Their website has a good deal of information about the vaccines as well as an employee rights form and a student rights form.
  • Be aware that some hospitals reportedly now have language in their routine treatment consent forms allowing them to vaccinate you (e.g. for flu or pneumonia) without telling you.

Data Collection and Vaccine Passports.  There is concern about proof of vaccination, so called “vaccine passports”, on grounds of privacy and potential discrimination against the un-vaccinated. We are bound to hear more about lawsuits on that.

Closing thought

An exemption might help you keep your job, but I have no clue yet if that will help with traveling or other places who fancy requiring vaccines.