Can I be excused from getting the COVID vaccine?
This question was answered live at the virtual conference titled, "Don’t Hesitate to Vaccinate! Our Experts Tell You Why" recorded on January 28, 2021.
There's no health officer order that mandates anyone to be vaccinated, so a waiver is unnecessary.
A waiver would imply that the vaccine was mandatory. The COVID vaccine is not mandatory. There's no requirements to get a vacation in order to air travel. That could come in the future, but at this point none of that is in existence.
However, we strongly encourage you to get a COVID vaccine as soon as possible.
Dr. Jamal Gwathney, Clinical Director, Metropolitan Correctional Center, San Diego Federal Bureau of Prisons; National Public Health Officer
Dr. Rodney Hood, President and Chairman, Multicultural Health Foundation, and Tri-Chair, COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee
Dr. Wilma Wooten, Public Health Officer and Director of Public Health Services, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency
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