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West Contra Costa school board to vote on vaccine mandate

West Contra Costa Unified’s school board is holding a special meeting Thursday night to vote on a vaccine mandate for eligible students.

The district’s administration is proposing that the mandate go into effect Jan. 3 and apply to all students older than 12, employees and volunteers. Students who don’t comply can enroll in independent study.

The district was slated to consider the recommendation earlier in the month but called off the meeting. Meanwhile, nearby Oakland Unified approved a vaccine mandate for eligible students.