In a uncommon siding with Mayor Bill de Blasio, Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa on Saturday ripped his Democratic opponent Eric Adams for declaring he’d require COVID-19 vaccinations for school kids — supplied the FDA approves it.
During an unrelated Bronx rally, Sliwa claimed Adams doesn’t have school youngsters’s greatest pursuits at coronary heart, agreeing with Hizzoner for opting to not require the shot for college students as a result of it would deter them from coming to class.
“I actually agree for the second time in eight years with Bill de Blasio” – the primary was the creation of common pre-kindergarten, stated Sliwa. “I believe, as he has said, that we are not going to kick kids out of school because they are not vaccinated.”
“We are going to keep them in school,” he stated. “We are going to figure out a way to maintain their education because after a year-and-a-half of keeping them home from the public schools we owe these families and children an opportunity to learn.”
Sliwa’s remarks come a day after Adams, the frontrunner to switch de Blasio, stated he’d help a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for school youngsters “like we mandate with other vaccinations” if the federal Food and Drug Administration approves it.
The FDA is anticipated to inexperienced mild the vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 as early as this month.
De Blasio has backed a vaccine mandate for Department of Education workers and academics however not college students.