By: KDKA-TV News Staff
COLUMBUS (KDKA) – Beginning today, a law goes into effect in Ohio which bans mandatory vaccinations in public schools.READ MORE: Sources: U.S. Representative Mike Doyle To Announce He Is Not Seeking Re-Election In 2022
The legislation was signed in July and says that public schools and colleges cannot require someone to get a vaccine that has not been fully approved by the Food & Drug Administration.READ MORE: Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell Dies Of COVID-19 Complications
The law also says that the ban does not apply to hospitals that are owned or operated by a state institution of higher education.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Sunny Start To The Week
Currently, only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination has received full FDA approval for people 16-years-old and older.