San Francisco Plans to Implement Vaccine Mandate for Kids

San Francisco Implementing Vaccine Mandate for Kids

( – On Friday, October 29, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinations to include children ranging in age from 5 to 11. It didn’t take long for San Francisco, a liberal stronghold and home to US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), to decide to roll out a new, corresponding mandate for kids.

On Thursday, November 4, local Fox owned and operated television station KTVU reported that San Francisco city officials were already making plans to require children between 5 and 11 to present proof of vaccination to enter several types of public spaces like restaurants, fitness clubs, and sporting events. City health officials said they wouldn’t start forcing the mandate immediately. Instead, they are opting to give parents time to get their younger children vaccinated.

San Francisco Public Health Department official Dr. Susan Philip confirmed that mandated enforcement for the children wouldn’t take place any more quickly than eight weeks. The official said that the city will require proof of vaccination to access various public settings at some point.

San Francisco became the first city to demand proof of vaccination for anyone 12-years of age and older to enter public spaces in August 2021. It will also become the first in the nation to extend those restrictions to everyone five and older.

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