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Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics In Schools Could Be Right’s Next Vaccine Battlefield

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Conservative governors around the country are waging war against efforts to require mask-wearing in public schools. But as more than 50 million K-12 students return to school in the next six weeks, what will almost certainly be a more contentious issue looms: the Biden administration’s goal of having vaccine clinics in schools around the country.

Last week, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona revealed the administration’s “Return to School Roadmap” for schools to support vaccination efforts in their communities and rebuild after more than a year of largely remote education.

The roadmap, part of a larger push by the Biden administration to encourage vaccinations through trusted community leaders and institutions like churches and schools, was crafted to promote confidence in the vaccine by putting public schools at the center of the new push for vaccinations both for kids and adults.

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