Mandatory COVID vaccination

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by americantrucker89, Jun 25, 2021.

  1. americantrucker89

    americantrucker89 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve been hearing more and more talk about mandatory vaccinations for company drivers and I’m curious on the legality of something like that and also what everyone’s thoughts on something like that were?

    I asked a Canadian driver and he thinks that Canada is going to eventually require drivers who cross the border to have it
     
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  3. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    You couldn’t pay me enough to take that experiment.
     
  4. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Your body your choice. A vax is not going to save your life. If your DNA is coded right your immune system will beat a virus. Otherwise your number is up. Of course there are 10,000 ways to die.
     
  5. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    It's legal. Companies are allowed to require it.
     
  6. americantrucker89

    americantrucker89 Bobtail Member

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    CrappieJunkie, can they mandate which one you have to take? I think the only one that has FDA approval currently is the Pfizer. Kind of a scary precedent also, especially considering the fact that they are studying a series of deaths due to blood clots related to taking the vaccines.

    I agree with everyone else, not interested in being a guinea pig…they rushed these vaccines out way too quickly
     
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  7. CrappieJunkie

    CrappieJunkie Wishin' I was fishin'

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    I don't believe they can, that would be a question for a lawyer.

    For what it's worth, me and a lot of my co-workers and friends and family hve had the vaccine, Moderna or Pfizer and non of us have had issues.
     
  8. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Medium Load Member

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    Your employer can make any rules they want for your employment.
     
  9. Arctic_fox

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    Im going to preface this by saying im NOT anti-vax. Ive taken vaccines in the past. Lilely will again. What i AM however is VERY leery of something this rushed and umproven. In addition a few of my direct family have gotten and all have had very serious complications. All 4 have had siezures, one had a stroke less then 2 hours after taking it. And one has had 2 heart attacks since taking it and our family has NO history of heart problems. They did improve save my mother who is still having serious issues but still....

    2 were pifzer, one was moderna and was taken by my mother who had the stroke.The last was the J&J one for my sister who had heart attacks. Could be something in my familys genes react badly but frankly these vaccines were rushed and considering how badly my relitives have reacted i flat out refuse to risk my life on this vaccine. All of my brothers and father have had covid and been fine even my mother had it before the vaccine and was fine, just a very bad flu. Compare that with the side effects.....no thanks
     
  10. NavigatorWife

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    Their are about 187 staff, nurses at one hospital in Houston that are either going to have the vaccine or have to quit. So I guess they can make the ruling that you have to have it.
     
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