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.
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