(National File) Most school districts across the nation have scrapped vaccine mandates, but the school districts of Washington D.C. and New Orleans plan to keep them for the 2022-23 school year. The policy will ultimately bar thousands of children from attending in-person classes.
In Washington D.C., the mandate applies to students 12 and older and requires a booster in addition to the initial two-shot dose, the Wall Street Journal reported. New Orleans will be maintaining an even stricter mandate, which requires vaccination for children aged five and up. Neither city will be providing exemptions for natural immunity.