Scott Walker said Monday he will be signing legislation that would allow doctors to offer a new coronaviruses vaccine in the state of Wisconsin, but not before the courts.
Walker announced the legislation Monday, saying he wants to protect people from spreading the disease.
The legislation would take effect in September, two weeks before the state’s coronaviral pandemic is expected to peak in September.
Walker, a Republican, is among the lawmakers seeking to stop the coronivirus vaccines from being distributed to Wisconsin doctors and hospital staff.
Wisconsin is one of the states in the country that has not yet had a statewide coronavaccine.
The coronavid vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The governor said Monday that he has asked state health and legal officials to investigate the possibility that the legislation will be blocked in court.
“The governor is pleased that the courts have upheld our state’s right to offer the coronovirus vaccine in Wisconsin.
He is hopeful that they will allow him to act swiftly to ensure that coronavids are available to Wisconsin’s doctors and nurses,” Walker’s press secretary, Amy Hennig, said in a statement.”
If Wisconsin’s physicians and nurses are able to receive the vaccine, Wisconsin will continue to be a safe place for children and adults to get a vaccine,” she added.