Washington D.C. Delays Enforcement Of Student Vaccine Mandate After Mass Noncompliance

Aug 30, 2022 | Political News

Washington, D.C.’s vaccine mandate for students over 12 years old has been the subject of major controversy, and is now being put to the test after thousands of students returned to school this month without being vaccinated.

The city, which has one of the most aggressive mandates in the country for students, has now announced that enforcement of the mandate will be delayed until Jan. 3.

The decision comes after Republican lawmakers blasted the mandate earlier this month, pointing out that the policy would disproportionately keep minority children out of schools since they are vaccinated at lower rates.

In a letter to to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, the lawmakers raised questions about “D.C.’s alarming attempt to expel thousands of students who fail to comply with a vaccine mandate.”