The Long History of Vaccine Mandates

In the last few weeks, an increasing number of businesses have announced vaccine mandates, states announced mandates for schools and teachers, and President Biden announced a mandate for federal employees and active duty soldiers. Although there is a lot of debate about these mandates, there is actually a long history of vaccine requirements, going all the way back to George Washington.

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Historian. Writer. Speaker. Author of THE CABINET.

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