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KEY MOMENT: Glenn Youngkin Won’t Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Nurses Treating Immunocompromised Cancer Patients 

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From the McAuliffe for Governor campaign:

KEY MOMENT: Glenn Youngkin Won’t Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Nurses Treating Immunocompromised Cancer Patients 

MCLEAN, VA – In last night’s first general election debate, Glenn Youngkin said he won’t require COVID-19 vaccines for nurses treating immunocompromised cancer patients. Youngkin’s appalling refusal to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for those working with the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable patients is reckless and would harm Virginians.

While Glenn Youngkin relies on political stunts to cover up his anti-vaccine rhetoric, Terry McAuliffe showed Virginia voters last night that he’s the leader who will defeat this virus and build a stronger post-COVID economy. Terry proved once again that he will continue to lead on COVID-19 safety by following the science and guidance of experts and encouraging vaccinations. Glenn Youngkin’s blatant refusal to protect Virginia’s most vulnerable from COVID-19 through supporting a vaccine mandate exemplifies exactly who Glenn Youngkin is: a Donald Trump wannabe who continues to fight for Trump and his right-wing base instead of fighting for Virginians.

Terry McAuliffe knows that in order to keep Virginia’s economy strong, schools open, and communities safe, every eligible Virginian must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Terry is leading by example and has called on all Virginia health systems, school divisions and colleges and universities, and all nursing homes and other facilities serving Virginia’s seniors to require their staff be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Earlier this week, Terry proposed a new plan to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, keep schools open and safe and expand access to child care and out-of-school activities. As Virginia’s next governor, Terry will incentivize businesses to issue vaccine mandates for employees, bring pharmaceutical research and manufacturing to Virginia, and ensure that every Virginian has access to paid sick days.

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