The New York State Bar Association’s governing board has tabled until Nov. 7 a vote on whether the full bar association will adopt a controversial recent recommendation by its Health Law Section that it should be mandatory for all Americans to undergo COVID-19 vaccination, when a vaccine becomes available, even if they object to it for “religious, philosophical or personal reasons.”

The bar association’s governing board, whose vote on whether to adopt the recommendation will speak on behalf of the entire 70,000-member organization, was to vote on the issue earlier this month, according to a bar association spokeswoman.

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