During her Tuesday briefing, Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the Biden administration would soon be implementing a “door-to-door” effort for ensuring the vaccination of more Americans.
Psaki stated that the campaign would include “targeted, community-by-community, door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need about both how safe and accessible the vaccine is.” According to a new Monmouth University poll, over 25% of Americans are refusing to get the vaccine, even if the vaccine became mandatory. This study shows that 1 in 4 Americans will go unvaccinated, no matter the circumstances.
The Biden administration plans on implementing this within the next few weeks, although the administration is yet to release the deepened details on how they are planning it’s implementation. In the United States, 45 of the 50 states allow religious exemption when it comes to vaccination.
In the 1905 case “Jacobson vs. Massachusetts,” the Supreme Court ruled that the vaccination laws would be left up to the individual states, not the country as a whole. This same ruling still stands today. So even in the case of mandatory vaccinations, the residents of those states could still legally refuse the vaccine.
ARTICLE: CAROLINE SMITH
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