New York State Assembly Introduces Bill Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine

New Yorkers will no longer have to decide if they will receive a COVID-19vaccine if a bill calling for a mandatory vaccine gets approved.

New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a Democrat who represents New York’s 67th Assembly District, quietly introduced a bill on Dec. 4 that would require “COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in accordance with the department of health’s COVID-19 vaccination administration program and mandates vaccination in certain situations.”

Every New Yorker, except those medically exempt, are required to receive the vaccine if the state’s vaccination efforts do not achieve “sufficient immunity from COVID-19.”

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Barbara Loe Fisher, cofounder and president of the National VaccineInformation Center, described the legislation as inappropriate.

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