COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory For Students in Los Angeles County

Students will be required to show proof that they have received a coronavirus vaccine before they can return to in-person school.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandatory For Students in Los Angeles County

Students will be required to show proof that they have received a coronavirus vaccine before they can return to in-person school.

The Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner said in a statement that in-person learning will require proof that their children have been vaccinated. Parents who question the safety of the vaccine will be required to keep their children in remote learning until they provide proof of vaccination, according to a report by the L.A. Times reported on Monday.

Beutner compared the measure to vaccinations for measles and mumps which schools already require. He is expecting that all district students will be vaccinated by January 2022.

The comments which were released in a pre-recorded briefing, has created a stir because neither of the currently approved vaccines have been tested for use in children.

Testing of the Pfizer vaccine for ages as low as 12 just began in October, however results are not expected for several months more. The final decision for approval will be made by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

California has experienced a staggering increase in COVID-19 cases despite having some of the strictest lockdown measures in the country.

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