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Students offered school credit toward graduation for getting vaccine

‘This feels coercive, like a form of bribery’

A columnist has revealed that a school in Washington state is offering a huge credit toward its graduation requirements to students if they take the COVID-19 vaccine.

“This feels coercive, like a form of bribery to push kids into a decision they may not want to make,” wrote Jason Rantz in his MyNorthwest.com commentary.

The issue developed in the Chimacum School District in Port Townsend, Washington, which earlier had made its multi-purpose room available for the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management and Jefferson County Public Health to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to members of the community.

Rantz explained the high school was “bribing” students into taking the vaccinations, “making a medical decision that should be left to the students and their families.”

At issue is Chimacum Junior/Senior High School requires students to finish 55 hours of community service in order to graduate.