SAN DIEGO – The Urban Discovery Academy School in San Diego, California, is the first educational center in the county to require the Covid-19 vaccine for those students who are 12 years or older and who are eligible to receive the antiviral.
The educational establishment made the determination to request the vaccine, so those who do not have its complete scheme will have to continue their education virtually.
Urban Discovery Academy, a public charter school that has an enrollment of 600 students, released its determination on the antiviral requirement through its official website.
This educational center made it very clear that only those students who by medical order are not eligible to take it may be exempt from the vaccine and the argument of religious exemptions will not be allowed.
Shawn Loescher, executive director of the school, said they are aware that they will have to work with parents through virtual meetings, to publicize the version of medical experts about the vaccine and its positive effects.
He stated that with this “we are demonstrating our firm belief that this additional vaccination requirement is the best for the health, well-being and learning of students”.
“This decision is based on science and is the result of coordination and consultation with public health experts from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency”, he said in a press release.
Urban Discovery Academy is the first educational institution in the county to determine that all of its students, ages 12 and older, have the complete picture of Covid-19.
So far, children are the least likely to become seriously ill from Covid-19, approximately 5.5 million minors in the United States have been infected since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In addition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for emergency use in children 12 years of age and older.
In addition to this, health regulators are analyzing clinical trials for children under 12 years of age.
It was announced that in the following days the San Diego Unified School District will discuss a possible Covid-19 vaccine mandate for those eligible students, as well as school personnel and the teaching staff. During all this time, possible lawsuits from groups that are against preventive measures against the Coronavirus are also studied, such as the “Let Them Breathe” movement, which is against minors using masks in schools.