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Students in LA School District Must Get COVID-19 Vaccine to Return to Classrooms

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Students in LA School District Must Get COVID-19 Vaccine to Return to Classrooms

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The 600,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will have to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to classrooms, school district officials said. In a pre-recorded briefing first reported by the Los Angeles Times, LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said the COVID-19 vaccine mandate would be “no different than students who are vaccinated for measles or mumps.” While the two vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency usage are only for older teenagers, Beutner did not clarify whether the LAUSD campuses are going to stay closed until vaccines for young children become available. The FDA currently allows the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be used in people over the age of 16, and the Moderna vaccine for those over the age of 18. Beutner said parents who don’t wish to vaccinate their children will “always have the option for a child to stay in online learning …

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