Fauci says mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for students a ‘good idea’

Fauci says mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for students a ‘good idea’

Requiring students to receive COVID-19 vaccinations is a “good idea,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday as the nation heads into back-to-school season.

The nation’s top infectious disease expert weighed in on the hot-button issue on whether school children should get jabbed on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I believe that mandating vaccines for children to appear in school is a good idea,” Fauci told host Jake Tapper.

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Fauci said he does not expect federal vaccine mandates for students but “definitely” thinks local ones will be imposed since the Pfizer vaccine has now been fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

“This is not something new,” the White House chief medical advisor continued. “We have mandates in many places in schools, particularly public schools, that if in fact you want a child to come in — we’ve done this for decades and decades requiring [vaccines for] polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the

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