NH Gov. Chris Sununu Signs 'Medical Freedom' Bill Into Law

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CONCORD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) -- According to a new law signed by Gov. Chris Sununu, New Hampshire residents will not be required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter public buildings.

The legislation, also known as the "Medical Freedom Bill," ensures that people living in the Granite State will not be required to be immunized to enter those places or access public services or benefits.

Children will also not be required to be vaccinated for Covid-19 as a prerequisite for public school admission.

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The newly signed law does not apply to medical facilities operated by the state or nursing homes. 

It also allows mandatory vaccinations in prisons and jails when there is a significant public health threat.

Some residents disagree with the measure and argue that everyone should be vaccinated to limit the spread of the virus. Others, however, say the bill ensures people the right to "bodily integrity" and medical freedom.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports.

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