COLUMBUS — The Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation on the Covid-19 vaccine for children will not change Ohio’s school vaccine requirement, Doctor Bruce Vanderhoff, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, said in a statement Friday.
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“The State of Ohio does not mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for school attendance,” he said. “Ohio law determines required vaccines for school attendance.”
An advisory committee to the CDC voted Thursday to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of recommended immunizations for children and adults.
The recommendation from the ACIP is not a requirement for vaccines, but an addition to a list of recommended vaccinations provided by the CDC.
“The ACIP vote does not change Ohio law,” said Vanderhoff. “The state’s list of required vaccines can only be changed through legislation.”
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