DC Council approves COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students – WTOP – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to require eligible District school students to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as cases in the national capital region continue to surge.

Early child care educators will also need to be vaccinated by March 1, 2022.



It’s the first legislation of its kind in the D.C. region.

Council members overwhelmingly voted in favor of the bill and emergency legislation.

“Today, I am proud to share the Council voted to pass both my emergency and permanent legislation requiring students and early childcare workers to be immunized against COVID-19,” At-Large Council member Christina Henderson tweeted.

Today, I am proud to share the Council voted to pass both my emergency and permanent legislation requiring students and early childcare workers to be immunized against COVID-19.

My full statement on the measure below. pic.twitter.com/CxnGtLBejE

— CM Christina Henderson (@CMCHenderson) December 21, 2021

The mandate won’t be enforced until the 2022-2023 school year. It covers students eligible to receive a fully


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