CDC director says it’s not necessary for teachers to be vaccinated in order to reopen schools

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“There is increasing data to suggest that schools can safely reopen and that safe reopening does not suggest that teachers need to be vaccinated in order to reopen safely,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters at a briefing. “Vaccination of teachers is not a prerequisite for the safe reopening of schools.”

Teachers do not need to get vaccinated against Covid-19 before schools can safely reopen, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
School systems across the U.S. have been under pressure to reopen after shifting to remote learning last year due to the pandemic.
Teachers and other faculty have expressed concerns about returning to school, potentially putting their health at risk.


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