The Republican governor was responding to a Thursday vote by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel to recommend the CDC add COVID-19 vaccines to children’s immunization schedules.
“COVID-19 mandates should be in our rearview mirror,” Youngkin wrote late on Thursday. “The decision to vaccinate a child against COVID-19 is for Virginia parents to make about what’s best for them and their family. We will not adhere to these @CDCgov mandates.”
“In Virginia, parents matter,” he added.