Resolution Opposing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Filed in Evansville

A resolution opposing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the River City will be reviewed by the Evansville City Council on Monday, June 28.

Posted: Jun 23, 2021 12:35 PM
Updated: Jun 23, 2021 9:24 PM

A resolution filed by Evansville City Councilman Justin Elpers on Tuesday opposes a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for River City residents.

The resolution lists several items in its opposition of a vaccine mandate, such as the current availability of the vaccine to anyone who's at least 12-years-old.

It also says that there's no need for a vaccine requirement due to things like herd immunity, "which includes both vaccinated and those with infection-acquired immunity."

Additionally, the resolution says that a vaccine mandate in the city "could be manipulated to restrict freedom" based on protected activities like freedom of speech and religion.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, 78,873 total individuals are currently fully vaccinated in Vanderburgh County.

The Evansville City Council will hear the resolution opposing a vaccine mandate on Monday, June 28, at 5:30 p.m. at its next meeting.

You can view the full resolution below:

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