CPS board considers requiring vaccine for students – Community News

CPS board considers requiring vaccine for students

Cincinnati Pediatric Nurse Denishia Smith thanks Verity, 8, for a thank you card the girl gave her after getting her first COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021.

Cincinnati Public Schools was the first school district in Ohio to require its staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and it could be the first to do the same for students.

The school administrators discuss the possible policy at a Monday evening meeting. Community members can view and join the meeting online. It starts at 6:30 pm

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for people ages 16 and older, although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for anyone ages 5 and older.

“I think parents should feel comfortable,” said Dr. Robert Frenck, director of the Gamble Center for Vaccine Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, on the COVID-19 vaccine for children. “It continues to show a very good safety profile.”