Governor Gavin Newsom has been condemned for his ‘wrong and cowardly’ mandate which demands all California students from 7th to 12th grade get the COVID-19 vaccine but does not require their teachers to get the shot.
Social media erupted in outrage Friday night as people pointed out the alarming difference between the rules for children and staff, with many accusing the governor of being influenced by the powerful teachers’ unions.
‘Kids must get vaccine, but teacher don’t have to. The lesson? Kids need a better union,’ one person tweeted.
The government has fully approved the COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and over but only granted an emergency authorization for anyone 12 to 15. It is expected to grant full approval to the younger age group during the winter.
Once federal regulators fully approve it for that group, the state will require students in seventh through 12th grades to get vaccinated in both public and private schools. Newsom said he expects that requirement to be in place by July 1. Read more…