Senator Grove Responds to Governor Newsom’s Announcement to Mandate Vaccines for Schoolchildren

Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) responds to today’s announcement by Governor Newsom that the Covid vaccine will be required for the state’s schoolchildren.

“I will continue to oppose vaccine mandates and fully support all people, including parents, who wish to make their own vaccination choices for themselves and their families. The government should respect these private medical decisions without coercion or punitive action. Additionally, these critical issues should be discussed, debated and voted on by the legislature, not unilaterally implemented by the Governor through executive order. Governor Newsom should spend less time playing politics and trying to appease his liberal base in San Francisco and more time listening to the needs of ALL Californians.”