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Monticello Superintendent Discusses 5-11 Vaccines

Wednesday evening, Monticello Schools offered a vaccine clinic for kids ages 5-11 and the Superintendent of the district believes it was a good event.


On the WHOW  Morning Show Thursday, Superintendent Dr. Vic Zimmerman estimates around 100-150 kids were inoculated. He indicates they polled the community and found around 66-percent of respondents said they would vaccinate their 5-11-year-olds.


As Superintendents across the State continue to fight to get local control back, Dr. Zimmerman believes a key to that will be vaccinating 5-11-year-old students. The veteran school leader was not at all happy with decisions involving COVID being taken out of the hands of schools in the summer.



Concerned parents who are deciding not to vaccinate their kids fear the State of Illinois mandating the vaccine for kids to attend school. Dr. Zimmerman predicts if that is to happen, it would likely be in the fall of next year but notes that would be much tougher for the Governor to get passed at the legislative level.



Dr. Zimmerman continues to be on the side of the school district keeping the ability to make their own decisions. He says he's signed on to a couple of letters to various entities in Illinois in the ongoing efforts to bring back local control. 

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