A jab for a job: Some NJ workers face mandatory COVID-19 shots

Private companies in NJ can mandate COVID-19 vaccinations, but state law provides for exemptions

As corporate America looks to protect its workforce against COVID-19, many people — from baseball players to long-term care staffers — are getting pressure from employers to get vaccinated in order to keep their jobs.

In New Jersey, private companies can mandate COVID-19 vaccinations. But state law also provides for exemptions — and some workers are using medical or religious reasons to avoid the shot.

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