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Biden’s Education Secretary wants to require all teachers to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

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This month, students are starting their second school year amid a pandemic, but some people are still hesitant to get vaccinated even as the Delta variant surges. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona wants to prevent cases from rising by requiring all teachers get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“I would favor the vaccine being required,” Cardona said during a National Press Foundation event on Wednesday.

This marks a shift from Cardona’s comments over the weekend on CBS’s Face the Nation, when he urged teachers to get their shots voluntarily, but didn’t say he would back a mandate.

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