Iron County School Board Cancels School Vaccination Clinic
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Officials from the Iron County School Board said they did not want to hold vaccine clinics at any of its schools due to questions about liability.
Plans had been in place for a vaccine clinic on May 8 at Canyon View High School in Cedar City. When the board learned about the clinic, they put it on hold.
School board member Dave Staheli told KSL Newsradio’s Dave & Dujanovic that he submitted the agenda item for a vote at Tuesday night’s board meeting.
The Pfizer Vaccination Clinic scheduled and advertised for May 8 at Canyon View High School has been cancelled. The School Board does not want vaccinations to be administered in our schools.
— Iron County Schools (@Iron_Schools) April 28, 2021
He said it was important that the board fully understand the liability issues that come with the school hosting a vaccine clinic, not just for high-school-aged kids but for other community members as well.
“The long-term effects and risks that are going to be inherent with this, or could be inherent with this – especially with young people, we just felt like we should stand back just a little bit and take a closer look at this,” Staheli said.
He claimed the vaccines have not gone through the FDA’s full approval process, which is a concern for him.
“We don’t see a rush to get vaccinated, at least not in Iron County,” he said.
Staheli suggested he would feel more comfortable if the health department held a vaccine clinic on its own property. That way, he said, the district could avoid any liability issues that could come from having it at a school.
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