S.B. 267, which passed the legislature earlier this month, prohibits public institutions and private businesses from requiring Alabama residents to show “documentation of immunization” to be provided service.
“I am supportive of a voluntary vaccine, and by signing this bill into law, I am only further solidifying that conviction,” the governor said shortly after signing the bill. “I made the choice to get the COVID-19 vaccine and glad for the peace of mind it brings. I encourage any Alabamian who has not gotten their shot to roll up their sleeves, and if you have questions, consult with your health care provider.”
“Since the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, both [state health official] Dr. [Scott] Harris and I have said that we would not mandate vaccines in the state of Alabama,” Ivey continued. “I am supportive of a voluntary vaccine and by signing this bill into law, I am only further solidifying that conviction.”Federalist