Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Barring New York Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate

FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a “Vaccine COVID-19” sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled in favor of New York healthcare workers seeking religious exemptions from the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate by issuing a preliminary injunction barring employers from forcing their employees to get vaccinated.

Last month, 17 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals sued New York, claiming that the vaccine mandate violated their religious freedoms because it does not allow religious exemptions.

In response, Judge David Hurd of the Northern District Court of New York issued a temporary restraining order protecting all healthcare workers from the mandate, which had required them to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 27.

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Milton Quintanilla

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