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California to Ditch Plans to Mandate COVID Vaccines for Schoolchildren

• by Brenda Balet

California will end plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for schoolchildren when the state ends its COVID-19 state of emergency on Feb. 28, California Department of Public Health officials told EdSource, which reported the news on Wednesday.

Commenting on the news, Michael Kane, national grassroots organizer for Children's Health Defense (CHD) and founder of NY Teachers For Choice, told The Defender:

"We [in the movement] have some really good momentum right now, and what just happened in California is indicative of that.

"People are done with this. They're done with the most extreme portions of this COVID agenda, the idea of this shot in kids is a no-starter for anybody."

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in October 2021, that California would be the first state to require COVID-19 vaccinations for children to attend school. It was also the first to mandate masking and staff vaccination measures.