SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 ∙ BOSTON.COM
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Danielle Allen is calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to step up his response to the COVID-19 pandemic in public schools and require all students over age 12 to receive vaccines for the contagious virus.
Students across Massachusetts are attending classes in-person, full time — a requirement state officials imposed following a chaotic school year of patchwork hybrid and remote learning models. Students and staff are also required to wear a face covering in all school buildings regardless of their vaccination status.
But Allen, a Harvard professor, said state lawmakers should take another step and add the coronavirus vaccine to the list of vaccinations students need to attend school. . . .