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Protesters rally in Albany against mandatory COVID vaccines

Jill Konopka
Created: June 14, 2020 10:56 PM

Hundreds rallied in Albany Saturday to fight for the freedom to choose and the right to refuse a COVID-19 vaccine once they are available.

Protesters gathered in front of the Executive Mansion with their signs to send their message to Governor Cuomo and the New York State Bar Association.

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While many doctors believe vaccines save lives, others feel differently.

 "We will not be a lab rat for any company. Any vaccine company, Governor Cuomo. We refuse,” says protestor Kaycie Kimberlin.

Another protestor Wendy Ratcliffe says she is not against all vaccines, just that there is not much known about them.

 In late May, the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, in an 89 page report recommended a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine for all residents unless a doctor exempts you.

 The governing body met virtually Saturday morning and tabled that finding for further study until November.

 A State Health Department spokesperson tells NewsChannel13 that it is premature to comment on a report they have yet to review and a vaccine that does not yet exist.


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