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Kids walk out, join parents in vaccination mandates

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A number of parents throughout Stanislaus County pulled their kids from public school on Wednesday in protest of Governor Gavin Newsom’s forthcoming mandate that children in middle school and older be vaccinated against COVID as a condition to being in the classroom.

Many of those parents and children staged a loud protest in front of the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) with placards, chants and shared conversation, calling for an end to the governor’s mandate.

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One city in Stanislaus County excels in COVID vaccinations. How the others stack up

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In one of the cities in Stanislaus County, about two-thirds of the eligible residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Patterson stands head and shoulders above the other eight cities with its full vaccination rate of 65 percent among residents eligible for the COVID vaccine (those age 12 and older), according to data released by county public health Tuesday.

No other cities in the county have cracked the 60 percent level, and three cities — Oakdale, Hughson and Waterford — are below 50 percent, making it easier for the potentially deadly respiratory disease to spread.

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