Student Vaccine Mandate Considerations For Private Schools

By Kathryn Murphy, Rob Duston and Levi Schy (September 8, 2021, 6:13 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for individuals ages 16 and older. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had been approved for those 16 and up under an emergency use authorization, or EUA, originally issued on Dec. 11, 2020.

The Pfizer-BioNTech EUA was expanded on May 10, 2021, to include children ages 12-15, and the vaccine still remains in EUA status for this age group.

Nevertheless, both the FDA approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those 16 and over, and the EUA for 12- to 15-year-olds, may require K-12 schools to quickly firm up their position on...

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