HARRISBURG – Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) released the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf mandating certain state employees receive the COVID vaccine.
“Governor Wolf has yet again crossed a line with his decision to force 25,000 state employees to be vaccinated. He should not be targeting these individuals based on the location or title of their job – jobs that many of us would not willingly choose to do under normal circumstances.
“Employers are currently struggling to fill positions, yet the governor is now going to risk losing dedicated employees at our state hospitals, centers for people with intellectual disabilities, veterans’ homes, community health centers, and state correction institutions.
“These workers show up day-in and day-out and perform physically and mentally demanding jobs, often making split-second life or death decisions about the people they are charged with taking care of. Yet the governor feels they cannot make their own health care decisions about what does or does not go into their bodies.
“Personal health freedom has been thrown out the window, with this un-American heavy-handed attempt at controlling Pennsylvanians.”
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