California already mandates many vaccines for students
California Governor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that a potential statewide coronavirus vaccine mandate for students 12 and older is “on the table” and that his office is discussing it with school districts across the state.
“We are working closely with their staff to understand the logistical challenges and constraints,” Newsom told reporters, according to the Sacramento Bee. “There are issues we’re working on that are unique and specific to the region. And so we’re in the process of postponing the big idea, as we said it’s on the table, but no announcements made today Is.”
Newsom issued an executive order last month requiring teachers to be vaccinated or routine coronavirus testing as well as a statewide mask order for students and teachers.
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California mandates several vaccines for students, including diphtheria, chickenpox, mumps, measles and rubella, and hepatitis B.
California Secretary of Health and Human Services Mark Ghalis said in a statement that the state is looking at how the Los Angeles Unified School District’s vaccine applies to students 12 years of age and older and “understanding how students and families are affected.” What this means for me, as well as staff, and as to see other counties believe the same.”
The Oakland Unified School District has also voted for a mandate for children ages 12 and older. honey bee informed of.