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Washington not yet weighing school COVID vaccine mandate – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-05-11 21:43:17 –

State officials wait until the vaccine is fully approved by the FDA

The illustrated photo shows a boy wearing a mouse mask in class at De Valke, an elementary school in Lifterfelde, Thursday, March 18, 2021. As the number of Covid-19 pollution increases again, especially schools, Flemish governments, schools children and teachers networks will be in class with all children in grades 5 and 6 starting next Monday at the latest. Decided to impose an obligation to wear.
BELGA PHOTO KURT DESPLENTER (Photo by KURT DESPLENTER / BELGA MAG / AFP via Getty Images)

Seattle (AP) – Authorities say Washington states will not consider the requirement for schoolchildren to receive the COVID-19 vaccine until the vaccine is fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA approved an emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12 to 15 years of age on Monday. State Secretary of Health and Welfare Umair Shah said Tuesday that more than 370,000 Washington teens and adolescents were in this age group. Teens over the age of 16 are already eligible.

The Seattle Times will not consider adding it to the list of required vaccinations until the COVID-19 vaccine is officially approved by Washington State Health Department officials (the committee that oversees the state’s vaccine policy). It states.

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