Federal law prohibits employers - including hospitals - from requiring employee vaccinations with vaccines that are not fully licensed. None of the available Covid-19 vaccines are currently fully licensed, therefore any corporate policy or a requirement for employees to get vaccinated will not stand in court.
With respect to international travel, in most cases there will be more than enough vaccinated employees to crew flights to vaccine-requiring countries (if and when such requirement becomes applicable to crews). In any event, before airlines worry about complying with entry requirements of other countries, they must first comply with the laws of their home jurisdiction. As it stands right now it is illegal in the US to require a Covid-19 vaccine (or any EUA vaccine) as a condition of employment.
This article was written by Aaron Siri of Siri LLP (https://www.sirillp.com
). It summarizes the current state of law quite well.https://www.statnews.com/2021/02/23/fed ... er-an-eua/
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I'm not sure you are quoting the right - or all the applicable statutes. I live in the USA and my wife works part time in a hospital.
She tells me that the hospital she works at limits health care workers in certain areas to only fully vaccinated people (Covid-19 Ward, Emergency Room, currently expanding to Surgery, and soon to expand to other areas). They have told the staff that they will work to find you a position in another area of the hospital if you are not vaccinated, if they can; but, will not guarantee you employment if they cannot find work suitable to your skills and pay rate.
There are very few medical staff who have declined vaccination since the medical staff (including my wife) has seen some of the worst results of Covid-19.
So, I take it from a very large medical company in the USA that they do think that they can dictate which staff positions require vaccination, and can end your employment if they cannot provide you with employment based on your previous position and qualifications.
I see no reason why Airlines could not do the same with the positions that have close interaction with a lot of passengers or other people.
As far as Covid-19 effects. I'm one of the "long haulers" with degraded mental ("brain fog") and other physical capabilities from developing Covid-19 early March 2020. It is clearly limiting my ability to earn $.
I've already gotten the 1st vaccine shot. 2nd one is scheduled. In 30-40% of cases the vaccine greatly reduces of eliminates the "long hauler" symptoms. I'm hoping that I'm one of those.
Have a great day,