And while I’m on the subject can someone explain to me why no state has enacted a vaccine mandate for its residents? There are states with mandates for healthcare workers; there are states that ban vaccines. To the best of my knowledge no state however Blue mandates vaccination against COVID-19 for its residents.
All 50 states mandate vaccinations of various kinds for school children. Doing so has been upheld by the Supreme Court. Clearly, the states have the authority to enact such mandates. I believe that all 50 states had mandates for smallpox vaccinations.
The federal government on the other hand does not appear to have that authority, at least based on the recent Supreme Court decision.
So, why do no states have COVID-19 vaccine mandates?