Arizona AG seeks restraining order to halt federal vaccine mandate

Federal employees and contractors have until Nov. 22 to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Updated: October 22, 2021 - 6:16pm

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Arizona's attorney general filed an amended lawsuit Friday requesting temporary restraining order and nationwide preliminary injunction to halt the Biden administration's vaccine mandates.

According to The Hill, Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich's amended lawsuit includes new claims that target current rules in place for federal workers, including contractors, as well as the mandate pertaining to companies with more than 100 employees.

In the lawsuit, Brnovich accuses the mandates of violating people's constitutional rights due to the fact only one of the vaccines has received full federal approval from the Food and Drug Administration. 

Brnovich alleged that there are currently no approved vaccines in the U.S. because the FDA has not begun distributing the rebranded version of Pfizer's vaccine, called Comirnaty.  

Federal employees and contractors have until Nov. 22 to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Currently, there is no option for federal workers to get tested as an alternative to getting vaccinated.

The Biden administration has not yet responded to the amended lawsuit.