Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom (CA) on Friday announced the nation’s first k-12 vaccine mandate for in-person learning.
Fresh off of a rigged recall election, Newsom has gone into overdrive.
The mandate will go into effect once the FDA gives full approval of the shots for their age groups.
Currently, students 16 or older are eligible for the Pfizer jab; children ages 12 to 15 are able to get the Pfizer shot under emergency use.
The Los Angeles Time reported:
In the first such action in the nation, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a mandate Friday requiring all eligible public and private schoolchildren in California to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a policy the state expects to affect millions of students.
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 said. “And that means we need to do more, and we need to do better.”
“This is just another vaccine,” Newsom said. The Covid vaccine will join “a well-established list that currently includes 10 vaccines and well-established rules and regulations that have been advanced by the Legislature for decades.”
Pfizer said the FDA should approve (emergency use) Covid vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 by end of October, mid-November.