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D.C. Delays School Vax Mandate Due To Mass Noncompliance

Deni Valenzuela, 2, receives her first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination from nurse Deborah Sampson while being held by her mother Xihuitl Mendoza at UW Medical Center

At a glance

  • The District of Columbia tried to enforce a vaccine mandate for all students over 12 years old.
  • Thousands of D.C. students returned to school without being vaccinated.
  • The mandate, blasted by Republican lawmakers, has been delayed until Jan. 3.

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