Published On: Sat, Oct 2nd, 2021

Californians React to Newsom’s Vaccine Requirement for Public School Students

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As California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Oct. 1 that all public school children will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine after it receives full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Californians shared conflicting responses to the news and how it may affect them and their children. Currently, the government has approved the Pfizer vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and above, and older high school students in either public or private schools will be required to get the jab. Additionally, only emergency authorization for the vaccine has been granted for 12–15-year-old’s; meaning that when the FDA approves it for that age group, seventh graders and above will need to get it prior to attending class. The requirement is likely to be implemented by either January or July 2022. Mari Barke, Chair of the Orange County Board of Education, said that it should be up to parents … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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