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Schumer says shutdown to blame for shingles vaccine shortage

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blames government shutdown for shingles vaccine shortage.

Posted: Jan 14, 2019 5:20 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blames government shutdown for shingles vaccine shortage.

Schumer was in Syracuse Monday talking at local pharmacies about the vaccine shortage there.

He says he's ready to negotiate with Republicans, but he's firm on opposing the funding for the southern border wall.

“Well, we're ready to negotiate any time this week I was on the phone with 20 different senators. Again, it's nothing new, but I'll say it again. We should open up the government and debate order security not as hostage, but just to beat it and get it done, and not have the government shut down while we're debating,” Schumer said.

Monday makes 24 days the government has been shut down – making it historic.

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