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Vaccine Requirements in California

California governor Gavin Newsom issued a state-wide COVID vaccine for students and staff. Depending on when each district begins their academic term, some will have to be vaccinated by January or July 2022. If needed, people can get medical exemptions or religious exemptions for valid reasons in certain states.


In August the Culver City Unified School District became the first district in the nation to require students and staff to provide proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Students in the district have been given until November 19 of this year to get vaccinated. The district also offers independent study options for those students who do not wish to get the vaccine.


Those making the decision believe it is important for students and the staff to be vaccinated, especially since there are still other more dangerous variants of the virus spreading around the country. The mandates could significantly help stop the spread of the virus and the more infectious Delta variant. As a result, Governor Newsom initially required school staff to get the vaccine or submit to weekly testing because he believes that it is crucial that everyone that gathers in high capacity areas such as schools should get the vaccine to help stop the spread of the virus.


The Rialto Unified School District is requiring staff to fill out an Attestation Form stating that they have received all doses of the vaccine in order to comply with the California Department of Public Health’s vaccination requirements or submit to weekly testing.


California’s COVID cases are dropping despite the huge spike of cases during the summer where hospitals were beginning to fill with patients again. California’s cases are averaging about 6,355 a day and deaths are averaging at 103 per day according to covid19.ca.gov. Even though vaccination requirements are up for the state legislature to decide, other states may follow in California’s footsteps to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and other variants.


Some say that these regulations are unconstitutional, but in reality the 10th Amendment states that officials can make such requirements in order to protect the public health. As of September 2021, the Food and Drug Administration fully approved the Pfizer vaccine for those 12 and over.


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Lynette Sandoval
Lynette Sandoval
2021年10月06日

I don't think its right that in order to go back to school you have to get vaccinated. It's not fair to those who enjoy going to school but don't want to get vaccinated. I ,personally, think that its unusual how they found a vaccine for covid-19 in almost 1 1/2 years but they haven't found a cure for cancer. What if the vaccine gives us side affects in the future? What if it can affect our future kids? I think they shouldn't force anyone to do something they don't want to their body.

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Emmily Casas
Emmily Casas
2021年10月06日

I STRONGLY disagree with the vaccine mandate. Lots of people claim to understand that people have their reasons for not getting vaccinated but still hypocritically and disrespectfully show support for people's choice of getting it or not to be legally taken away. To say that students still have a choice to remain unvaccinated is not completely accurate since those who don't wish to be vaccinated are being either forced to finish their education independently, without the same assistance from teachers that others will be allowed to receive, or forced to be injected with a substance that they don't feel comfortable or safe with getting in order to receive a regular education.


When it comes to the vaccine itself, it is…


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Jonathan Perez
Jonathan Perez
2021年10月07日
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That sounds like a personal problem.

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Yanelly Aguilar
Yanelly Aguilar
2021年10月06日

I agree that this should be done due to previously in 2020 many COVID cases going up in California than anywhere else and having this become a important things to be done as it can help it go down :)

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Pedro Ramirez
Pedro Ramirez
2021年10月05日

I think that everyone should get the vaccine to attend school. This put everyone in less danger and benefits everyone attending school. In person school is much better than online, I recommend getting the vaccine.

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Rodrigo Ramirez
Rodrigo Ramirez
2021年10月05日

I think that it is a great idea to require the COVID vaccine for school. Even if some people may disagree with the mandate, education can now be offered in person and online, making it possible to learn with or without the vaccine. Thus, the vaccine will benefit those who wish to learn in person while making it safer for students and staff.

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