The bill was overhauled after its original version would have prohibited the government, including public schools, from requiring any vaccines. Currently, schools require students to get vaccines to protect from diseases such as measles, tuberculosis and chickenpox. Mullis said that version of the bill was introduced in error.
“I believe we should be vaccinated. I’ve had COVID. I’ve had the two vaccinations and the booster, and I would recommend that everybody do this,” Mullis said. “However, I don’t think the state of Georgia — the government — should require a COVID-19 vaccination.”