Unanimous voting made Los Angeles the first big school district to impose vaccination mandates for its students. The requirement mandates that by November 21, pupils aged 12 and above take their first vaccination dosage and be immunized entirely by December 19. For those wishing to engage in extracurricular pursuits, there are tighter deadlines. The ruling of the Board takes place at the height of COVID cases involving kids nationally, although major instances are still rare.
“Lots of parents aren’t going to get their kids vaccinated. A third say they won’t, and just half say they probably or definitely will. Unless those numbers change a lot, almost every school or system is going to have a significant number of families who don’t want to vaccinate their kids. That means it’ll likely be challenging to make vaccination a condition of attendance,” stated Rick Hess.
Though COVID student vaccination requirements do not appear to be the norm in the entire country, a large number of specialists in public health endorse this approach. Dr. Anthony Fauci highlighted that the mandates for school vaccines have been highly efficient in maintaining a long range of other contagious illnesses. Fauci and other proponents believe that student immunization regulations do not only ensure protection for kids and employees against the virus but also forestall epidemics on the campus that might cause schools to shut down. Polls indicate that a lot of parents and instructors feel that it is worth requiring the vaccination of eligible kids.