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California State Superintendent Advocates for Getting Vaccinated

Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction speaking at press conference.
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Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction speaking at press conference.

California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, held a virtual press conference on Friday, August 13th.

As schools across Carlifornia are kicking off their school year, Superintendent Thurmond has been ramping up his efforts to encourage parents to get vaccinated and have eligible children vaccinated as well.

During the meeting, he said, “The message is get a vaccine, it can save lives, it’s a game-changer. Do it for those who can’t get a vaccine until they can, and let's continue to do this. Let’s continue to move quickly towards the reopening of our schools, keeping everyone safe, and keeping our students learning.”

Currently, children under the age of 12 are ineligible for vaccination. Covid-19 child hospitalization rates have increased throughout California, with the current number being over 4,000.

If you’d like to read more about the state’s approach to schools reopening, you can go to their website at CDE.CA.gov.

Jonathan Linden was a reporter at 91.9 KVCR in San Bernardino, California. He joined KVCR in July 2021 and served with the station till October 2022.