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An Ohio judge has ordered a man to get a COVID vaccine or face up to 18 months in prison



According to the court documents, Judge Wagner issued the order to a 21-year-old man at a sentencing hearing on Wednesday. The judge said that he must get vaccinated within 60 days as a condition of his probation for possession of fentanyl.

“I’m just a judge, not a doctor, but I think the vaccine’s a lot safer than fentanyl, which is what you had in your pocket. You’re going to maintain employment. You’re not going to be around a firearm. I’m going to order you, within the next two months, to get a vaccine and show that to the probation office.”

His name is Brandon Rutherford and he will be sent to state prison for up to 18 months if he violates the conditions of Community Control, which is commonly referred to as probation.

The COVID vaccine has not been FDA approved, and is still under Emergency Use Authorization. The CDC recently admitted that the vaccine does not prevent the transmission of the virus. Wagner is not in an at-risk age group: More than 99.98% of all COVID-related fatalities are over the age of 21.

Brandon Rutherford did not agree with the judge’s order to get vaccinated. He said it was ‘unfair to force him to get a shot that he doesn’t want or believe he needs.’

“Because I don’t take a shot they can send me to jail? I don’t agree with that,” Rutherford said. “I’m just trying to do what I can to get off this as quickly as possible, like finding a job and everything else. But that little thing can set me back.”