“Education Minister Adriana LaGrange announced the province would not be requiring elementary or high school students to take a COVID vaccine.
In a letter to parents, posted to Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange’s Twitter account, she promised that school authorities cannot deny Alberta students access to publicly funded schooling based on vaccination status:
“All students deserve access to education, regardless of their immunization status. As COVID-19 vaccines become available for younger children, I expect school authorities to continue to provide students with a quality education.”
“There is no legislation in Alberta that requires K-12 students to have specific vaccinations to attend in-person schools, nor is Alberta Education considering mandating vaccines of any kind for students in the K-12 education system.”
Premier Jason Kenney went one step further, tweeting that “any school board that attempts to implement one will be held accountable.”