Governor Newsom Announces Vaccine Mandates for Children Attending School in California

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Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all children aged 12-17 in order to attend school in California. This mandate is contingent on full FDA approval. Following that, students will need to have ben vaccinated for the next school cycle. 

California is the first state in America to require the COVID vaccine for school attendance. “Our schools already require vaccines for measles, mumps and more. Why? Because vaccines work,” Newsom said in a tweet. “This is about keeping our kids safe & healthy.” 

The state of California currently has the lowest COVID case rate in the country, following mask mandates and 59% of the population vaccinated. In August, the California Department of Public Health issued a public heath order that required all school staff to show proof of full vaccination or a weekly negative COVID-test.

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