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Will schools mandate COVID-19 vaccine or face liability?

July 10, 2020


As coronavirus vaccine candidates enter trials, with some of the earliest predictions landing availability sometime early next year, leaders are raising alarms around the possibility of parents and children who may seek exemptions from the requirement.

“My fear is that we will get to that place where we have that successful vaccine, but we still have the concern from many and a mistrust,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing last week where legislators and health experts discussed reopening schools. “But I’m worried that we don’t have a plan for how to deal with that.”

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