What is the Los Angeles Unified School District vaccine mandate?

AS the 2021-22 academic school starts, many districts are making changes as the Coronavirus continues to spread across the county.

The Los Angeles school board is the latest one to adopt new plans to help keep their students and faculty safe during the pandemic.

What is the Los Angeles Unified School District vaccine mandate?

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, the school board announced a mandate that will require all students 12 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend classes in person.

The proposal was approved after a 7-0 vote and will require students to get their first vaccination dose no later than November 21, and their second dose no later than December 19.

For students who participate in in-person extracurricular programs, they will be required to have their first vaccine by no later than October 3.

“We want to do everything possible to make sure that L.A. Unified doesn’t end up on the long list of school districts that have had to re-close and go back to distance learning after welcoming students back this fall,” Board member Nick Melvoin said.

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