California First in U.S. to Mandate Coronavirus Vaccines for Schoolchildren

California Governor Gavin Newsom makes an appearance after the polls close on the recall election, at the California Democratic Party headquarters in Sacramento, California, U.S., September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Fred GreavesCalifornia will become the first U.S. state to mandate statewide COVID-19 vaccinations for schoolchildren, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday as a Reuters tally showed the United States topping 700,000 coronavirus deaths.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Additional reporting by Anurag Maan; Editing by Howard Goller