Vaccinating Kids Could Stall School Reopenings, National Parents Union Says

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  • Getting kids vaccinated could slow school reopening this fall, the National Parents Union worries
  • The union says vaccinating students should not be a pre-requisite for reopening schools, echoing recommendations by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • The CDC, in its recent guidance, says students can sit 3 feet apart, instead of 6 feet, as long as they wear masks and regardless of whether community transmission is low or substantial
  • Co-founder and president of the union, Keri Rodrigues also said vaccinating children may be complicated for parents who are skeptical of the vaccine's safety
  • This comes as Pfizer announced that its COVID-19 vaccine was 100% effective in adolescents ages 12 to 15