Newsom puts mandate in place for all students in California pending FDA approval

Students in California will be required to receive a COVID vaccine to attend school once full approval by the Federal Food and Drug Administration is given.

Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom made the announcement on Friday. With full approval given for those 16 and older, all upper-class high school students will need to be fully vaccinated to attend both public and private schools.

The Associated Press speculated that students in grades 7-12 probably have until July to get their shots. The AP predicts it will be even longer for K-6 students.

California law requires all children enrolled in public and private schools to have certain immunizations — allowing for medical exemptions only.

According to reports, however, California will allow religious and personal exemptions for the COVID vaccine. How that looks, however, is still up in the air. Rules for the exemptions will need to be written.

Author: Jacob Hall