Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Immunization of School Children [12 VAC 5 ‑ 110]
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9/27/21  6:52 pm
Commenter: Kathleen Brown

Oppose mandates vaccination for students/teachers

I oppose mandating vaccination for teachers/students, especially without religious exemption. 

Many Virginia schools are already suffering from teacher shortages. Mandating a vaccination to provide for yourself and your family is not a medical decision that is being made free of coercion. Where there is a risk (regardless of how minimal) there must be a choice. 

For students, they should not be required to have a shot that is still in the testing phase. The length the vaccine will be effective is unknown, the potential adverse health reactions have no long-term data, and it is likely this will need to be adapted yearly…much like the flu. Medical decisions are key to bodily autonomy and is a parental and individual right. 

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