Crowd gathers along Omaha street to protest COVID-19 vaccination requirements
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Hours after the FDA approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccination for ages 16 and older, more than 100 people gathered Monday afternoon along 42nd Street between Dodge and Farnam streets to protest mandating COVID-19 vaccinations.
Drivers honked their horns in support as the crowd continued to grow along the two-block stretch.
Earlier this month, eight Nebraska healthcare systems announced they would be requiring staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Those gathering Monday afternoon said they don’t think that’s fair.
More than 80% of those hospitals’ staff are already vaccinated.
Medical officials believe the FDA approval will most likely lead to more healthcare providers and businesses requiring COVID vaccinations for their employees.
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