Since children under the age of 12 still can’t be vaccinated, parents had a range of emotions about sending them back to school in B.C. this year.
One sign of that anxiety was in the small town of Sointula off Vancouver Island, where a majority of parents kept their kids home on the first day of school when they learned a teacher there had a medical exemption from being masked.
While the vast majority of teachers and support staff are vaccinated, it isn’t mandatory.
Should it be mandatory for teachers and other school staff, as it is for many of the care aids who work with the elderly?