For more than 20 years, PA has supported parental rights in vaccination decisions for children.  With COVID vaccines becoming available for children ages 5-11, it’s important to reiterate this support.  In the event, it is the position also of the Archdiocese, which offered Catholic schools the following articulation late last week:

“As with all vaccines, Catholic schools of the Archdiocese recognize that vaccination of school-age children is a decision of parents and guardians and is not mandated by Catholic schools. Parents and  guardians make healthcare decisions for their children. An explanation of the Church’s position can be  found here. As with all healthcare decisions, parents and guardians of students in our Catholic schools  should carefully weigh the risks and benefits in consultation with their healthcare provider.”

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