Published On: Tue, Aug 17th, 2021

First Responder Unions Come Out Against Vaccine Mandates 

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Orange County first responder unions came out recently against CCP virus vaccination mandates after the California Department of Public Health announced that healthcare workers and other workers in “high-risk” jobs need to be vaccinated. The unions argue that the mandates limit medical freedom, and could lead to termination for the first responders. Alexa Pratt, director of communications for the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS), said the union believes sheriff’s deputies should be able to make the decision to get vaccinated or not based on what they believe is best for them. “AOCDS has been and remains fully committed to protecting the health and safety of our members and the public they serve during this health emergency,” Pratt told The Epoch Times via email. “We have encouraged and assisted in vaccination efforts, but we cannot support a vaccine mandate. Department personnel have the right and freedom to make their own … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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