By: KDKA-TV News Staff

COLUMBUS (KDKA) – Beginning today, a law goes into effect in Ohio which bans mandatory vaccinations in public schools.

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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.

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The law also says that the ban does not apply to hospitals that are owned or operated by a state institution of higher education.

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Currently, only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination has received full FDA approval for people 16-years-old and older.