A growing number of businesses are looking to require their employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 but some lawmakers are taking steps to allow workers to get around the mandate.

The Associated Press reports that in Pennsylvania,  a ban on employers mandating vaccines for their workers is slowly moving ahead in the state House.

The House Labor and Industry Committee on June 15 voted on party lines, with support from all Republicans and all Democrats opposed to the measure.

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AP says the committee's Republican chairman says lawmakers are responding to increasing reports that employers are requiring vaccines, forcing some workers to choose between the vaccine or losing a job.

The bill would let workers or prospective workers avoid workplace mandated vaccinations by putting into writing their objections. They include that a doctor has concerns it might harm their health or that they have religious or “strong moral or ethical” convictions against a vaccine.

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