(PresidentialInsider.com)- Even as much of the country drops vaccine and mask mandates, some students in California are being blocked from attending their own school prom for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, is just one example of California schools blocking students from celebrating graduation with their classmates because of their vaccination status. Reports revealed how the school booked a venue for the event on February 12 believing that Alameda County guidelines would apply. That means that students would either need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter.
However, Dr. Kevin Ahern, the school principal, said that they were unaware of an ordinance made by the City of Oakland that required vaccinations only.
“We’re talking about minors, talking about students under the age of 18. They don’t have full control over their choices,” he noted.
Not only that, but people that age – particularly if they are healthy – don’t have much of a reason to take the vaccine in the first place. ¬
Dr. Ahern added that students may want to get vaccinated but their parents often ask them not to, meaning that students are unfairly being blocked from attending their own prom by the local ordinance.
Ahern went out of his way to find a solution, asking the city to allow venues being leased to schools to allow admittance of those who had negative COVID tests, but his efforts were unsuccessful.