AG Jeff Landry files lawsuit against Gov. Edwards after adding COVID shot to student immunizations

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A health worker administers a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPRROUD)- Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a lawsuit against Gov. John Bel Edwards for his move to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the student vaccine schedule.

Click here to view the lawsuit.

Under Edwards’ plan, the addition of the COVID-19 vaccine to the state immunization schedule will only apply to age groups for whom the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given full approval for the shots. Currently, that’s students 16 and older.

All of Louisiana’s current opt-out provisions for parents will remain in place, meaning no child is forced to get a vaccine if their parents object in writing.

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