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Contributory Photo Sara McCue, vocal music teacher at Lenihan Middle School, receives a COVID-19 vaccine.

Major public school systems in the United States are starting to require staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with some planning to resist the warrant.

Some companies in Iowa have asked their employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but so far none of the public schools in Iowa have done so.

“We have not chosen to require our employees to be vaccinated at this time,” he added. Marshalltown Community School District Superintendent Theron Schutte said. “We were very pleased with the voluntary response we had from our employees when we offered on-site vaccination clinics and believe that around 85-90% of our employees are vaccinated. “

The district plans to offer additional on-site vaccination clinics for students once other students are eligible. Children 11 and under are not eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

The district also plans to offer on-site clinics if booster injections are approved and deemed necessary or useful for employees and students.

So far, Iowa’s three regent universities – University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and University of Northern Iowa – do not need the COVID-19 vaccine either. Grinnell College is the only college in Iowa with a mandate on vaccines.

Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor Kristie Fisher said at the last regular IVCCD board meeting in August that the district will recommend vaccination against COVID-19, but will not recommend it. would not require.

Fisher said the IVCCD will work closely with local health departments to provide vaccination clinics for students and employees, while also examining possible vaccination incentives.

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