Posted by on January 25, 2022 11:11 am
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New Bill Would Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for All California Schoolchildren

All California school students would be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 under legislation proposed Monday. The proposed bill, titled the Keep Schools Open and Safe Act, would eliminate a personal belief exemption in school-based COVID-19 vaccination requirements. State Sen. Richard Pan, a Democrat, introduced the legislation during a news conference at a Los Angeles school. Pan, a pediatrician, said the law is needed to ensure that children are educated. “Families across the state and country have faced disruption, anxiety, and trauma from this pandemic for now almost two years. Confidence and certainty are things we all long for,” said Pan, who represents parts of Sacramento and Yolo counties. The legislation would build on a 2015 law that eliminated the personal belief exemption for all other childhood vaccinations required for schoolchildren. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in October announced the nation’s first coronavirus vaccine mandate for schoolchildren. But it likely won’t …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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