California to require COVID-19 vaccines for schoolchildren

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By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) -California will become the first U.S. state to mandate statewide COVID-19 vaccinations for schoolchildren as early as January, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday. But first the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must fully approve inoculations for their age groups, he said. The Democrat made the announcement at a news briefing as the United States remains a few hundred deaths shy of 700,000 COVID-19 deaths. Several large school districts in California, the most populous U.S. state, already mandate COVID-19 vaccines for some students. The Los A…

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