COVID-19 vaccinations are on the way to Tennessee — and how educators, parents, and lawmakers respond could have profound implications for schools.
Gov. Bill Lee has said “vaccines are a choice” and that COVID-19 vaccines will be optional for people in K-12 public schools. Several lawmakers have filed bills that would allow Tennessee parents to opt out of school-required vaccinations during the coronavirus pandemic.
But health experts say Americans will be safer if they get the shots. The U.S. can crush the outbreak before the end of 2021 if three-fourths of Americans are vaccinated next year, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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