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Debates Over the COVID-19 Student Vaccine Mandate Flare Up at OC School Districts

Voice of OC, Oct. 27, 2021

October 27, 2021

Debates over the COVID-19 student vaccine mandate flare up at OC school districts

UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert Sanghyuk Shin, [associate professor of nursing], said the vaccine doesn’t pose a significant risk to children. “It’s natural for parents to be concerned, but all the data that I’ve seen suggests that these vaccines are highly effective and safe. That said, no vaccine or any kind of medicine is 100% safe. Overall, the benefits clearly outweigh the risks.”