The board for the Los Angeles Unified School District voted to mandate jabs for students on Thursday, with no members dissenting. The move will require all eligible students “to become vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination” to school administrators, while kids who just turned 12 will be made to receive their first shot within one month of their birthdays.
“The science is clear – vaccinations are an essential part of protection against Covid-19,” the board wrote in a statement.
“In order to reduce transmission and ensure students can remain on campus in the safest possible environment… Los Angeles Unified is now requiring all students who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination to be fully vaccinated”
— Los Angeles Unified (@LASchools) September 9, 2021
Students who qualify will be required to receive their final vaccine dose by December 19 and must be considered fully vaccinated by January 10, as the inoculations take some time to trigger the intended immune response. Those seeking to participate in extracurricular programs, meanwhile, must take their second shot by October 31, the board said.