The Sacramento County Grant Jury released a directive on August 26, 2021 titled “COVID-19 Vaccination for Eligible Sacramento County Public K-12 School Districts” requiring all school districts to present a plan for mandatory vaccines. A response is required from each school district within 90 days. While they cannot require a vaccine program, this directive has been widely publicized and many districts may feel political pressure to go along with their recommendations.
GRAND JURY RECOMMENDATIONS:
R1. The Sacramento County Grand Jury recommends that Sacramento County K-12 public school districts require all eligible students and district staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to return to in-person activities within any district facility.
R2. The Sacramento County Grand Jury recommends that all participants and attendees at school-sponsored extra-curricular events be required to be vaccinated in order to attend the event.
- Contact your school district and ask when the Grand Jury directive on mandatory vaccines will be taken up on their Board Agenda.
- Send an email or call each board member in advance of the meeting to express your opinion.
- Attend the school board meeting and sign up to speak.
- Let SacCountyGOP know that you plan to contact your school board members and/or attend the meeting. Send an email to info@SacCountyGOP.com and include the school board and meeting date in your message.
COVID cases and deaths from the delta variant are waning, so there is no need to vaccinate children (Source: https://covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard/)
Children (< age 18) are less likely to get COVID in the first place, and when they do, it is rarely fatal. Children (< age 18) are 22% of the California population, but only 14% of all-time COVID cases, and a mere 0.1% of all-time COVID deaths. (Source: https://covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard/)
The death rate for influenza (0.65 deaths per 100,000 population) for children (< age 18) in one year is higher than that for COVID-19 (0.60 deaths per 100,000 population) since the pandemic began, yet we have never mandated annual flu vaccinations for children in schools.
- US Population < age 18 = 73,106,000 (Source: https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2021/08/united-states-adult-population-grew-faster-than-nations-total-population-from-2010-to-2020.html)
- Influenza deaths < age 18 = 477 (Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1127698/influenza-us-deaths-by-age-group/)
- COVID deaths < age 18 = 439 (Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1191568/reported-deaths-from-covid-by-age-us/)
- Influenza death rate per 100,000 population < age 18 = (477/73,106,000) * 100,000 = 0.652477
- COVID death rate per 100,000 population < age 18 = (439/73,106,000) * 100,000 = 0.6004979
The serious/fatal adverse vaccine event rate (1.18 serious events/deaths per 100,000 population) for children (< age 18) is almost twice the death rate for COVID-19 (0.60 deaths per 100,000 population).
Serious/fatal adverse vaccine events < age 18= 863 (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e1.htm)
Children with health conditions that could be impacted by the COVID vaccine must be allowed to opt out, as well as those with religious or other objections.
Show up at your local school board meeting and speak up!
In the News:
Sac Bee (Sept. 28, 2021) Gavin Newsom says a California school vaccine mandate is ‘on the table’
Epoch Times (Sept. 26m 2021) Federal Judge Blocks New York City’s School COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate