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Oakland Unified considers delaying vaccine mandate

The Oakland Unified school board is considering pushing back the deadline again for all students 12 and older to be fully vaccinated.

Almost a third of students 12 and older in Oakland Unified are not yet fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The board had first set the deadline at Jan. 2, but then moved it to Jan. 31. Now, they are considering moving it to August. The resolution states that if students are not vaccinated by the deadline, students are required to move to independent study.

“We recognize enforcement could potentially be a problem,” board President Gary Yee told the newspaper. “I think we’re doing as much as we can.”

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