For Immediate Release
August 27, 2021
Contact: Carol Walsh
National Association of School Nurses
news release printable version
National Association of School Nurses Urges All School Staff and Eligible Students to be Vaccinated against COVID-19
August 26, 2021, Silver Spring, Maryland—Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) full approval of one of the COVID-19 vaccines, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) urges all school staff and eligible students be vaccinated.
“As we enter the third school year affected by COVID-19—and following the FDA’s full approval of one COVID-19 vaccine—NASN strongly urges all educators, school staff and eligible students to be fully vaccinated,” said Linda Mendonca, NASN President. “Vaccination is the leading public health strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic.”
As stated in the NASN position statement on immunizations, inclusive of the COVID-19 vaccination, “It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses that immunizations are essential to primary prevention of disease from infancy through adulthood.”
The National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has more than 18,000 members and 50 affiliates, including one in the District of Columbia and one serving school nurses overseas. The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. Please visit us at www.nasn.org.