Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a new mandate that will require all public and private school children to get COVID-19 vaccinations, as long as their age is eligible.
When the FDA gives full approval to vaccines for ages 12 and over, the mandate will take effect the next semester for grades 7 through 12.
Currently, only teens 16 and above are eligible to receive the vaccination with full FDA approval, while children over 12 are receiving it with emergency authorization.
It’s the first such wide mandate in the nation.
More to come.