The University of Michigan has one of the largest transplant centers in the United States. They were requiring the vaccine in order for patients to be eligible for an organ transplant but they reversed their policy just moments before court proceedings began in a lawsuit filed against them.
This decision came on the same day that a federal judge chastised Maine’s assistant attorney general for filing a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of healthcare workers who lost their jobs for refusing to get the covid vaccine. In addition to the ban, Maine’s governor also threatened to revoke the licenses of all healthcare employers who fail to mandate the COVID vaccine for all workers.
In Mississippi, a federal judge ruled that outlawing religious exemptions from vaccines, including school-required immunization, was unconstitutional and ordered the provision restored. These rulings follow a supreme court decision that found that it’s discriminatory for states to consider other kinds of exemptions from the vaccine while denying religious ones.