COVID-19 vaccines won't be required to go to school in Oklahoma, but CDC advises getting one
A CDC panel has advised that children take the COVID-19 vaccine.
The advisory is routine and simply means the federal agency recommends kids get the COVID-19 vaccine before attending school. That doesn’t mean it will be required for attendance, as misinformation swirls around the ruling.
Required vaccines for school are ultimately determined by individual states. And a 2021 law in Oklahoma prohibits a coronavirus vaccine from being required for admittance to a school.
Attorney General John O’Connor signed onto a public letter of GOP Attorneys General opposing the CDC’s advisory.
Last week, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt put out a statement saying he would never require the COVID-19 vaccine to attend school.
Later, his Democratic opponent and state superintendent Joy Hofmeister released a statement stressing that the federal and state governments were not requiring any COVID-19 vaccines.
It’s true, no vaccine for the coronavirus can be required to attend school.
But, health officials and doctors still advise getting one. The vaccine for COVID-19 has repeatedly been found to be safe and effective.
Here is a list of the required vaccines to attend school in Oklahoma.