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Alabama Law Creates More Exemptions from Mandatory Vaccination Policies

November 10, 2021


On Nov. 5, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law SB 9, restricting Alabama employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Ivey announced, “[A]s long as I am your governor, the state of Alabama will not force anyone to take the COVID-19 vaccine.”

SB 9, which took effect immediately, requires Alabama employers to “exempt vaccination as a condition of employment for any employee who has completed and submitted [an] exemption form” and instructs Alabama employers to “liberally construe [an] employee’s eligibility for an exemption in favor of the employee.” The law will expire on May 1, 2023.

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