NASHVILLE, Tenn. — East Tennessee Rep. Bud Hulsey of Kingsport proposed a bill that prohibits state and local authorities from forcing or requiring someone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine against their will.
The legislation reads, “A law enforcement agency or governmental entity of this state or a local
government, or the governor or chief executive of a local government by executive order,
shall not force, require, or coerce a person to receive an immunization or vaccination for
COVID-19 against the person’s will.”
Just last week, local leaders received a new potential timeline for getting the vaccine to Tennessee. According to that plan, the Pfizer vaccine could arrive by December 19th and Moderna’s could arrive on December 22.