Request to Require 17-Year-olds to Get Vaccination Denied

A state health commission denied a request today to require North Carolina high school seniors to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The N.C. Commission for Public Health unanimously voted against a rule-making petition from four UNC System professors to add the COVID vaccine to state immunization requirements for people who are 17 years old or who are entering 12th grade as of July 1. The vote comes after Gov. Roy Cooper and state health leaders said it would be premature to require the vaccine at this time.

Author: Mike Jackson