Starting next week, South Carolina lawmakers could begin considering a bill first tabled in December that would allow individuals to opt out of vaccinations and be protected from discrimination if they choose. to exercise this right. Under the bill, a person would not face “adverse employment measures” such as dismissal or demotion for refusing to be vaccinated. It would also prevent restricting access to purchases and other activities based on immunization status. South Carolina Rep. Mike Burns is one of four lawmakers who helped sponsor the bill. “We want people to be able to go to their jobs, go to school, go about their business and not be mandated to do something that they feel is not in the best interest of their health,” he said. said Rep. Burns. .
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