Biden's Education Secretary Insists He Didn't Support Mandatory COVID Vaccines for Schoolchildren
Claim: President Joe Biden's education secretary, Miguel Cardona, "did not encourage states to adopt student vaccine mandates."
Who said it: Cardona himself on Tuesday during testimony to the House Education Committee.
Why it matters: COVID vaccine mandates for minors became a hot-button issue after the Food and Drug Administration in August 2021 approved the shot for people as young as 16. At the time, the vaccine was also available under emergency use for children aged 12 to 15, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention later went on to recommend the jab for infants as young...