Adding the Covid vaccine as a requirement for Virginia school attendance is a horrible idea. The vaccine has NOT undergone testing for 10+ years, which any reputable doctor would tell you is required to see what short and LONG-term effects it has. To require an experimental untested vaccine for a virus that has such a very low death rate for children as a requirement to attend school is just stupid. More kids have died from the vaccine than from the virus. In addition, it has been shown the vaccine changes human DNA, and long-term effects from that MUST be studied.
Homeschooled kids should have no vaccine requirements at all, as their parents/pediatrician are overseeing their medical requirements
Medical exemptions should ALWAYS be allowed, as some people have chemical sensitivities to pharmaceuticals, and for the state to override the parents' extensive knowledge of a child's body is pure insanity. In addition, doctors are often bullied into not giving medical exemptions, so people who need them can't get them, THUS, religious exemptions should ALWAYS be allowed.
There has been no informed consent re the mandated Covid vaccines. Quite simply, where there is risk, there should be choice.