Los Angeles public schools set to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for students 12 and up

Los Angeles public schools set to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for students 12 and up


Los Angeles is expected to become the first major school district in the United States to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students ages 12 and over who are heading back to classrooms.

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second-largest system, is anticipated to approve the mandate during a special 2 p.m. Thursday Board of Education meeting, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Students who take part in extracurricular activities like sports would be prioritized under the proposal — with those 12 and older required to have their first jab by Oct. 3, followed by a second shot by Halloween, the newspaper reported.

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All other kids 12 and older in the district of more than 1,000 schools serving 600,000 students would need to receive their first dose by Nov. 21 and a second by Dec. 19 — two days after the final day of classes before winter break, the newspaper reported.

Proof of vaccination then needs to

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