San Francisco Sheriff’s deputies reject vaccine mandate in significant numbers

San Francisco Sheriff’s deputies reject vaccine mandate in significant numbers
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[Ed. – I.e., the new SF City-County mandate that says they and corrections workers are required to be vaccinated to keep their jobs.  In the California hinterland, this is one reason sheriffs say they have no intention of enforcing vax “passport” type rules for business locations – because they and their work forces don’t want to be subject to mandates themselves.]

San Francisco has issued a vaccine mandate for city employees who work in jails and other areas that put employees with excessive public contact. The mandate requires those city employees to be vaccinated by September 15 or risk losing their jobs.

However, not everyone is on board with forced vaccinations. The San Francisco Deputy Sheriff’s Association has indicated they expect a large number of deputies to quit or take early retirement if they are forced to take a COVID vaccine. In a statement on its Facebook page on Friday, the group said that while they’ve “always promoted COVID safety,” they reject the mandate to be vaccinated or fired. The post said 160-700 deputy sheriffs so far have rejected vaccination in favor of masks and weekly testing, and that many of them choose not to be vaccinated for religious reasons.

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