Ulster legislative committee opposes government mandated COVID-19 vaccinations

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KINGSTON – By a three-to-two vote, the Public Health and Social Services Committee of the Ulster County Legislature voted Monday evening to oppose government mandated COVID-19 vaccination.

Legislator Mary Wawro, who sponsored the resolution, said the choice to be vaccinated should be left up to the individual.

“In other areas we feel like it is our body and our choice and in this particular case, suddenly it’s not our body anymore and that we can’t choose what we do and do not do with it,” she said. “I believe that the medical information is not there yet. It’s too new and there are still a lot of issues with the vaccine.”

Supporters of the resolution said they do not oppose vaccinations, but it should be left up to the individual whether to get the COVID-19 shots.