Federal law prohibits employers and others from requiring vaccination with a Covid-19 vaccine distributed under an EUA


The same section of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that authorizes the FDA to grant emergency use authorization also requires the secretary of Health and Human Services to “ensure that individuals to whom the product is administered are informed … of the option to accept or refuse administration of the product.”

Likewise, the FDA’s guidance on emergency use authorization of medical products requires the FDA to “ensure that recipients are informed to the extent practicable given the applicable circumstances … That they have the option to accept or refuse the EUA product …”

Author(s): Aaron Siri

Publication Date: 23 February 2021

Publication Site: Stat News