The following (below the image) is the text of an email received today from President Biden’s US Department of Education. Regardless of your position on the vaccines themselves, pressuring children as young as 12 years old to get a vaccine for an illness that really doesn’t impact healthy children is absurd.
Our children should NOT be forced to wear masks RIGHT NOW as they play sports in 100 degree heat. They shouldn’t be masked when they return to school this fall. Furthermore, the creation of a COVID19 Student Corps is an insidious effort to push an unnecessary vaccine on our children.
As we move toward reopening our schools in the fall, we need all hands on deck to ensure students 12 years old and older across the country are vaccinated before they go back to school in the fall. Our best path out of the COVID-19 pandemic is for every American to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it’s available to them. The Biden-Harris Administration is excited to announce the launch of COVID19 Student Corps, a program within COVID19 Community Corps specifically focused on students.
As a member of Student Corps, you’ll get resources to help you build vaccine confidence in your community, including:
- Biweekly calls to learn best practices and hear from other students how they are talking to their friends, families, and other community members about getting the vaccine
- Fact sheets on vaccine safety and hints for planning and attending community events
- Social media content to share with your followers
- Regular email updates with the latest vaccine news and resources to share