Newsom announced on Oct. 1 that all students and school staff must be vaccinated by January 2022 – the first statewide mandate in the country. The order includes some exemptions – including one based on personal beliefs – but Newsom has not yet clarified the criteria for these exemptions.
However, he did reveal that his own daughter, 12, has yet to receive the vaccine, The Los Angeles Times reported.
“The Governor’s daughter only recently turned 12,” Newsom spokesperson Erin Mellon told Fox News. “She has an appointment to be vaccinated in a manner of days.”
Newsom’s daughter turned 12 on Sept. 19, per Newsom’s Twitter, and is the oldest of Newsom’s four children. The FDA and CDC recommended in May 2021 that the shot was safe for children ages 12 to 15 years old.
Newsom initially told the Times that his daughter had “a series of other shots” to get first.
The CDC notes that at the ages 11 to 12 years old a child