The purpose of this communication is to provide information regarding Governor Newsom’s announcement regarding the COVID vaccine mandate for all school-age children. On September 28, Governor is quoted to have said, “We are in discussions with 1,050 school districts”. Newsom said at a Tuesday morning press conference “We’re working very closely with their staff to understand the logistical challenges and hurdles.” Just three days later, on October 1, the Governor announced a mandate for all students to be vaccinated one semester after the COVID vaccine receives full FDA approval for their age groups.
What we know:
- Current immunization requirements (diphtheria, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenzae type B, measles, mumps, pertussis, poliomyelitis, rubella, tetanus, and chicken pox) were approved through a legislative process, not a governor’s mandate.
- If the mandate becomes a reality, because the mandate was made by the governor and did not go through the legislature, it allows for medical and personal belief exemptions.
- For now, there continues to be no mandate since there is no full FDA-approved vaccine or approval from the legislature for school-age children.
As we want to support all families with choice, below are our local representatives you can contact to share your concerns.
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle Senator Brian Dahle
280 Hemsted Drive, Suite 110 1320 Yuba Street #102
Redding CA 96002. Redding CA 96002.
(530) 223-6300 ext.356 (530) 224-7001
The Legislature will reconvene in January 2022. They need to hear from their constituents prior to January.
Rusty S Clark