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Gov. Parson to fight federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate – Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri 2021-10-28 16:01:22 –

Kansas City, Missouri — Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced on Thursday that he would issue an executive order in opposition to a federal order surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Executive Order calls for Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt to “fully cooperate” with all organizations within the Missouri executive branch through a disputed proceeding effort to combat the federal vaccine obligations.

Schmidt Announced on Wednesday He will file a proceeding against the federal government by the weekend.

The executive order also prohibits government agencies from “compulsory” vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine if the person opposes it for religious or medical reasons. The order also prevents governments from penalizing people and organizations for failing to cooperate with federal vaccine obligations.

According to the Missouri COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard, 57.8% of the vaccinated population (aged 12+) have been vaccinated.

“In Missouri, public health decisions leave the public to make personal decisions or speak through representatives elected at the General Assembly,” Parson said in a press release Thursday. Missouri citizens make personal health decisions and deny the right to speak through elected representatives. “

Parson said he would continue to encourage Mizurians to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We can support vaccination without supporting our obligations,” said Person. “We issue this order to protect our government system and the rights of individuals to make their health care decisions.”



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