California Governor Gavin Newsom introduced on Friday that the Golden State can be the primary state in America to require COVID-19 vaccinations for Okay-12 college students.

Newsom introduced the vaccine mandate whereas talking at a San Francisco-area college, saying all eligible college students can be required to be vaccinated earlier than attending class.

The present plan would require college students older than 12-years-old to obtain the coronavirus vaccine so as to have the ability to attend class. This step would add the COVID-19 vaccine to the required record of childhood vaccinations required to attend college.

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The vaccine requirement can be enforced after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers the approval for various age teams to obtain the shot whereas permitting spiritual and medical exemptions.

With the mandate, California turns into the primary state to require college students to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 to attend class.

Newsom’s mandate comes simply weeks after he dodged a recall election effort over his dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

California introduced in August that every one college employees should present a proof of full vaccination or be examined for COVID-19 a minimum of as soon as per week as a way to train in-person. Schools are required by the state to be in full compliance by Oct.15.

New York City additionally not too long ago carried out a vaccine mandate for academics within the Big Apple, prompting a gaggle of academics to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to dam the town’s mandate.

Fox News’ Jon Brown contributed reporting.

Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox News Digital. You can discover him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene