In a move that has shocked some around the Pine Tree State, the Maine Centers For Disease Control and Prevention say they have overturned a long-standing mandate that healthcare workers in Maine be vaccinated for COVID-19.

According to an article published by WGME 13, the Maine CDC implemented the new changes effective this past Tuesday.

What does that mean? Basically, if you work in a healthcare setting in Maine, excluding EMS workers, you no longer need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

There has always been speculation among many that the COVID-19 vaccine wasn't as effective as it was billed to be by the United States government.

For example, Jill Biden, the fully vaccinated and boosted First Lady, was recently diagnosed with COVID... again. We wish her a speedy recovery.

However, not all Maine healthcare workers will be off the hook for the COVID vaccine and its subsequent boosters, as private employers can still make those demands themselves. Just because the Maine CDC doesn't enforce a mandate doesn't mean that a private employer can't make their own.

WGME is reporting that the Maine Center For Disease Control has dropped the mandate because Mainers are experiencing higher immunity rates, not from the shot, but from having already had COVID at least once in the last few years.

However, despite the drop in COVID vaccine mandate, healthcare workers in Maine, and most other states, will still be required to be vaccinated against mumps, measles, tuberculosis and more, the news station reported.

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