For Immediate Release December 10, 2020 Contact: Shaun Marie 518-356-7882 www.cpnys.org
Conservative Party Issues Opposition Memo on Government Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine
Brooklyn, NY (12/10/2020) – Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar has issued the following legislative memo to the Legislative Members stating opposition to government mandating that New Yorkers receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The full memo follows:
CONSERVATIVE PARTY of NEW YORK STATE
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2020 Legislative Memo…
In Opposition to…
- 11179 – Rules (at the request of M. of A. L. Rosenthal)
Purpose: An Act to amend the public health law, in relation to administering a COVID-19 vaccine.
Party Position: The Conservative Party of NYS is committed to the health of its citizens. With that being said, we firmly oppose the mandatory use of the COVID-19 vaccine, that this proposed bill calls for.
There is no doubt that a vaccine will be useful in stemming the spread of this dangerous and deadly virus, and those who want to or need to have it, should be able to access the various COVID-19 vaccines that will be available. However, government must not make the mistake that a new, albeit FDA approved, vaccine should be mandated.
The first wave of COVID-19 was certainly deadly and a vaccine to prevent the devastating disease is welcome news. Much has been learned about COVID- 19 and while many New Yorkers welcome the new vaccine, some people have concerns on getting the vaccine that requires two doses. Government should not be taking on the role of mandating vaccines as a “protective measure” when people have legitimate concerns on being vaccinated.
The Conservative Party believes that people should have the right to decide if they want the COVID-19 vaccine, and if they do, it should be available to them, but government must not take on the role of mandating it.