Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin gets COVID-19 booster and urges Virginians to do the same

Youngkin says he will not mandate the vaccine when he takes office

The governor-elect is making a push for the COVID-19 booster shot.

Glenn Youngkin encouraged Virginians to roll up their sleeves while speaking at the 12th annual Virginia Economic Summit & Forum on World Trade in Richmond on Friday afternoon.

“This morning, I even got my booster shot. I want you to know that I continue to be a strong advocate for the vaccine and the booster. Please go get it. Please go get it,” said Youngkin.

He also said he would repeal the mandate for state employees to be vaccinated when he takes office next year.

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Annie Schroeder joined the 10 News team as a reporter in June 2020 and is no stranger to Southwest Virginia.