Youngkin, Gilbert oppose adding COVID vaccines to state list
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Republican elected leaders say they will oppose any legislative effort to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the state’s list of required immunizations.
The announcements from GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin and House Speaker Todd Gilbert came after a panel of U.S. vaccine experts said that COVID-19 shots should be added to lists of recommended vaccinations for kids and adults.
Gilbert said no legislative action on the matter would happen while he is speaker. And a spokesperson for Youngkin said he would veto any legislative attempt to add the vaccine to the state’s immunization requirements.
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