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Queens Lawmaker Vickie Paladino Given Vaccine Waiver to Take Seat in NYC Council Chamber
Queens Lawmaker Vickie Paladino Given Vaccine Waiver to Take Seat in NYC Council Chamber

Jan. 21, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

Queens Council Member Vickie Paladino took her seat at City Hall Thursday after receiving a waiver from the city council’s vaccination mandate.

Paladino, who is an outspoken critic of vaccine mandates, was given an exemption from the rule and provided a negative coronavirus test to enter the council chamber, according to a spokesperson.

“Council Member Paladino was granted a waiver and will be allowed access to the chamber with a negative COVID test,” her spokesperson Robert Hornak said in a statement. “Our understanding is the waiver is indefinite.”

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