Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined a multi-state lawsuit challenging the federal coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workers, arguing that it is unlawful and will drive away employees who refuse to get vaccinated.
Under the rule, hospitals and health systems that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding have to require their employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Hospital and nursing home workers would not be allowed to test negative for the virus in order to avoid the vaccine.
In a statement, Cameron blamed vaccine mandates for worker shortages in the health care industry.
“Our health care workers have selflessly cared for their fellow Kentuckians during this pandemic, and now they are at risk of losing their jobs because of the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate,” Cameron said.