Court Puts San Diego Unified Vaccine Mandate on Hold

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily prevented the San Diego Unified School District’s student COVID-19 vaccine mandate from going into effect.

The mandate was set to go into effect this week with the school district’s deadline for students to get their first dose. The court sided with a 16-year-old, junior at Scripps Ranch High School who had sued last month saying the district's vaccine mandate violated her religious beliefs.

The San Diego Unified School Board two months ago to require that all staff and students age 16 will need to be fully vaccinated Dec. 20, meaning they have to get their first dose by today, Nov. 29, in order to continue to attend school in person. Those who don’t comply would have to attend school remotely.

The student, who was not identified in the lawsuit, said her Christian beliefs prevent her from taking the vaccine because the vaccines were tested using historical stem cell lines derived from two abortions during the 1970s and 80s.

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