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Can bosses make their workers get vaccine if they don't want to?

Most of the faculty at a southern Minnesota high school can't wait to get the shots that will protect them against COVID-19. But an instructor who teaches business classes said he's not ready to take it, and he fears that his refusal to get vaccinated will prevent him from returning to his classroom.

"My kids are everything to me, my classroom is everything, but I'm not going to take the vaccine," said the teacher, who asked not to be identified by name because he didn't want to antagonize administrators at his school.

He's not an "anti-vaxxer." He's had all the usual childhood vaccinations, and he gets a flu shot each year. But the COVID-19 vaccines feel different to him. He worries they were rushed out too fast and might have long-term side effects that won't emerge for years.

"I'm not saying never, ever, ever," he said. "But I am saying I don't feel like I'm informed enough to make a smart decision."'

He's hardly

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