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Letter from Minister LaGrange

Posted on Nov 17, 2021

On November 17, the Education Minister sent a letter to school authorities regarding student COVID-19 vaccines.

"I am aware that COVID-19 vaccines might soon be approved for children aged 5-11. While I have always strongly encouraged everyone who is eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, I must reiterate that every child in Alberta is entitled to have access to an education program as per the Section 3(1) of the Education Act. (This provision also existed in Section 8 of the previous School Act.) To be clear, there is no legislation in Alberta that requires K-12 students to have specific vaccinations to attend in person schools, nor is Alberta Education considering mandating vaccines of any kind for students in the K-12 education system." Click here to continue reading.