Thousands of Los Angeles Unified students miss vaccine deadline; 80% on track to comply
Though 80% of Los Angeles Unified’s students are on track to comply with the district’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, as of Monday, about 44,000 missed the first deadline, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Students 12 and older were told to have either received at least one shot, obtain a medical exemption or receive an extension by Sunday. LA Unified’s announced deadline for the second dose is Dec. 19. However, there are no repercussions if students missed the first deadline. Students could still wait until the first week of December to get their first dose and still have enough time to get the second shot and achieve maximum immunity by Jan. 10, the start of the next term, according to the LA Times.
The families that don’t comply with the vaccine mandate by Jan. 10 will have to enroll their children outside of LA Unified or transfer to the district’s independent study program, City of Angels.