Governor Facing Criticism For Approving Vaccinations For General Assembly Members

Governor J.B. Pritzker is facing criticism for approving the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine for all 170 General Assembly members. Pritzker said yesterday that the effort is needed so that lawmakers can get back to work in Springfield. Pritzker, House Speaker Chris Welch, and Senate President Don Harmon have all said they will wait to receive the vaccine. Pritzker’s decision conflicts with statements made in January that elected officials would receive the vaccine in the same order as the rest of the population.