BILL INTRODUCED IN ALBANY
Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, today announced introducing a bill, A.11172, that would allow individuals to decide whether or not they want to receive COVID-19 vaccine.
Salka, who represents Oneonta, Cooperstown and Richfield Springs, introduced the bill in response to recent proposals that would make the. COVID-19 vaccine mandatory.
In a statement, Salka said, “Since the introduction of this bill was made public we have received overwhelming support throughout the state from those who wish to make their own decision regarding whether or not to receive this vaccination, and we stand behind them!”
“We believe individuals have the right to self-determination when it comes to their healthcare, and that self-determination gives them the right to decide if they want a medical procedure, and in this case it should be a voluntary decision whether or not to receive the vaccine.”
According to the bill memo, the legislation “Prohibits a mandatory immunization against the coronavirus unless a person chooses to be vaccinated; gives legal guardians of children and incapacitated persons the right to choose to vaccinate or not.”