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Can schools mandate Covid-19 vaccines for children? What we know

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Can schools mandate Covid-19 vaccines?Schools and school districts generally don’t have the authority to mandate student vaccines.But other authorities can: namely, state legislatures or health officials acting under legislative authority, said Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, a public-health law professor at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.The one exception is New York City, where a 2018 court case over flu vaccinations implies that city officials can likely require student vaccines in addition to the ones authorized by the state.“This is an area that is already simply pretty highly regulated," said Ms.

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