KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) –New legislation now requires parental consent to get your COVID-19 vaccination for students, and prohibits schools from mandating vaccines.
House Speaker Cameron Sexton feels it’s an integral piece of legislation after President Joe Biden required vaccinations for employees at any companies with over 100 employees.
But what about if a school in Tennessee wants to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at a school? “Why would they want to do it in schools, there’s other places to go like your healthcare provider. You have pharmacy’s on almost every street corner there in East Tennessee,” said Sexton.