MILWAUKEE (Wisc. — Students attending Milwaukee Public Schools in Wisconsin can earn $100 by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Thursday’s vote of the district’s school boards was to encourage students, rather than mandating the vaccine for children.
The board did vote to mandate that school personnel receive the vaccine.
“Religious and medical accommodations are allowed, but exempt individuals must participate in COVID-19 testing twice a week,” the school district says on its website.
Pfizer vaccines can be used under an emergency use authorization, which is available to people aged 12-15.
It is approved for all ages 16 years and older.
“We owe it to our students, faculty, staff and the community to take every possible step to ensure safe schools,” said district superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley.