According to Newsmax, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is introducing a bill that will ban the federal government from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations to attend public school.
“Parents should have the right to decide what is best for their children in consultation with their family doctor,” Cruz said in a statement. “My view on the COVID-19 vaccine has remained clear: no mandates of any kind. President (Joe) Biden and his administration have repeatedly ignored medical privacy rights and personal liberty by pushing unlawful and burdensome vaccine mandates on American businesses, and now they are preparing to push a mandate on kids by pressuring parents — all without taking into account relative risk or the benefits of natural immunity.”
Cruz’s office clarified that the bill “prohibits the federal government and any recipient of federal funding from the Department of Health and Human Services and/or the CDC at the state, local, Tribal, or territorial level” from requiring any individual aged 18 or younger to get the vaccine.”
Meanwhile, vaccines have recently been approved for children as young as 5-years old.