As we've noted a couple times over the last couple of weeks, the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is here. Will schools force students to get vaccinated?

One Louisiana lawmaker is stepping up and pleading to Louisiana's state Education Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley to make sure these mandates never see the light of day.

Perosnally, I can't imagine the uproar if Louisiana schools decided to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for students. You think the current fight stemming from a federal vaccine mandate for adults is bad? I know, without question, that the uproar over a mandate on children would be about 1000x worse.

This week, Gonzales Representative Kathy Edmonston sent a letter to Dr. Cade Brumley, saying, "If you’re going to give shots on your school campus, we definitely think that a parent – number one – should be present. If that is totally impossible then we believe there should be something put in place in terms of consent."

This letter comes shortly after a student in Louisiana was given the COVID-19 vaccine at school, without informing the parents. Now, the parents are expected to sue.

Edmonston’s letter to Brumley was co-signed by 13 other state legislators. The letter also reiterates that vaccines are not something that legally may be mandated for children.

Regardless on where you stand on the vaccine, I think it should be a given that a mandate on students getting vaccinated is a bad idea. Perosnally, I'm fully-vaccinated myself, but still on the fence on whether or not to get my daughters vaccinated once Louisiana receives their first doses.

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