September 10, 2021 2:33 PM
Some 100 million workers in the United States will soon be subject to mandatory vaccination. Those affected are federal employees or all government contractors, among others. This was announced by US President Joe Biden. In addition, in companies with more than 100 employees, all employees must be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 or must be required to be tested for the virus at least once a week.
Biden also called on every state in the US to make corona vaccination mandatory for school employees and teaching staff. California’s Los Angeles school district, the second-largest in the US, now wants to go one step further and make the corona vaccine mandatory for students as well.
Anyone who does not have a medical or otherwise justified exemption must be fully vaccinated for classroom lessons as of January 10, 2022, the school district announced Thursday (local time). Managing Authority Head Megan Reilly stated:
“Vaccines against COVID-19 are safe and effective. Requiring eligible students to be vaccinated is the most powerful way to protect our school community. “
The vaccination certificate must then be uploaded to a local system. The measure in question continues “the commitment to ensure that our schools are as safe as possible for our students, employees and families,” said school councilor Monica Garcia, according to the statement.
The BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine, which received emergency approval in the United States, is administered to children 12 years of age and older in the United States. According to US vaccination statistics data, 62.5 percent of the population twelve years and older should consider themselves fully vaccinated.
According to his information, the Los Angeles school district is responsible for around 640,000 children and youth in all grades, from kindergarten through high school graduation. For employees, including teaching staff, a corona vaccine will be administered in the district in the west coast state of California beginning in mid-October.
The top crown adviser to the US government, Anthony Fauci, recently came out in favor of mandatory vaccinations for school-age children. That was a good idea, he told the US broadcaster. CNN. The United States has been doing this for decades with polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis.
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