State Sen. Joey Hensley, from the 28th District, did not sign a recent letter urging Tennesseans to get vaccinated against COVID 19.
Hensley, R-Hohenwald, represents Giles, his home county, Lewis; Lawrence, Maury, Perry and Wayne counties.
He was one of 11 state Republican senators, who did not sign. Sixteen Republican state senators signed the letter. Six Democratic Party senators were not asked to sign the letter.
“There has been a recent spike in the number of cases, which includes the virus’s more contagions delta variant,” according to the letter.
“A strong majority of these cases are among those who are not vaccinated. And virtually all of those currently hospitalized with COVID 19 have not been vaccinated.”
The vaccines have been found to be safe and effective against tne disease, according to the letter.
“Every life lost to this virus is tragic,” according to the letter.
“Covid-19 vaccines save lives. Again, we strongly urge all Tennesseans to study the facts, talk to your doctor and get vaccinated.”