Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation on Tuesday (May 3) that would ban any state or local agency, government or school from requiring anyone to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
The legislation, Senate Bill 345, passed on a party-line vote with Kemp’s support.
“We will always stand up for the rights of our people against government overreach,” the governor said.
However, the ban does not apply to healthcare providers and would allow government agencies to require vaccines if the state loses its legal challenge of Biden’s policy requiring federal contractors get vaccinated against COVID-19.
It would be lifted June 30, 2023.