LANSING, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – The academic year is winding down in Michigan school districts, but some lawmakers are already looking ahead to the fall by working to prevent mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for children.

State Senator Lana Theis (R-Brighton) said she’s trying to stay one step ahead of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Administration and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). “We’ve seen over and over again,” Theis said. “The first thing they’ll do is mandate and then they’ll make you fight back.”

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“So let’s be proactive with this and let everyone know, ‘No, you don’t get to mandate this on our children,'” Theis added.

Sen. Theis’ call to action comes as young people experience heart problems after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it is monitoring heart inflammation in younger people who have received their Covid-19 vaccine. According to the CDC, the condition known as myocarditis is more common in adolescent and young adult men and it typically occurs four days after the second dose.

The CDC is calling for an investigation though they say the rate of myocarditis has not differed from expected baseline rates.