Do you live in California and want to wait for further studies on vaccines? Do you have a religious or philosophical objection? Medical issues that make the COVID vaccine a bad idea? Well, you’re out of luck. California has unveiled a new K-12 vaccine mandate for in-person learning, and it will take effect the very second children in various age groups are eligible for the vaccine according to the Biden Administration’s guidelines.
The LA Times reports that every single student in public and private schools will have to be vaccinated against COVID if they want to attend school:
The mandate would take effect for grades 7 through 12 the semester following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the vaccine for children ages 12 and over, according to the governor’s office. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade would be phased in after the vaccine is formally approved for younger children.
The mandate could take effect for students 12 and older as early as January 2022 if there is full federal approval for a COVID-19 vaccine for that age range, the governor said in remarks at a San Francisco school.
“There’s still a struggle to get to where we need to be,” Newsom says. “And that means we need to do more, and we need to do better.”
“This is just another vaccine,” Newsom claims, adding that the COVID vaccine will join a “list that currently includes 10 vaccines and well-established rules and regulations that have been advanced by the Legislature for decades.”
Pfizer says that their new vaccine for children as young as 5 should be approved by October or November, so parents don’t have much time to fight this if they need to. Watch Newsom’s announcement below: