Safe Steps to Safe Schools

  • Los Angeles Unified COVID-19 Vaccination Initiative


    The science is clear – vaccinations are an essential part of protection against COVID-19. Students are encouraged to receive their vaccinations. Los Angeles Unified has delayed its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students 12+ until at least July 1, 2023, in alignment with the state's implementation timeline.

    At this time, booster shots are not required for students, but are strongly encouraged for anyone eligible. Pfizer boosters are available for eligible students at our Los Angeles Unified COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

    Students and families that have questions or concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine requirement are encouraged to call our family hotline at 213-443-1300 and review our Frequently Asked Questions.


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old children. We are delighted to be able to offer voluntary vaccine access to students in this age group. The COVID-19 vaccine is highly encouraged for children ages 5-11. 

    Almost all of the LA Unified vaccine clinics have doses available for 5-11 year olds! 

  • COVID Vaccinations for Families

    Los Angeles Unified is expanding the safety net we are providing to include vaccinations as part of our commitment to do all we can to protect the health and safety of everyone in the school community. Students, community, and family members of Los Angeles Unified are eligible to receive COVID vaccinations at several of our schools' partner-run vaccination centers. Additional information for an updated list of school sites can be found at or by calling the Los Angeles Unified Family Vaccination Hotline at (213) 328-3958.

    Please see the map below for schools where family members can receive vaccinations.

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  • COVID Vaccination Consent

    To give consent for your child to receive a COVID vaccination in school, download this form to sign and turn in to the front office at your school or give consent electronically on the Daily Pass when booking a vaccination appointment.

  • Helpdesk

    For families: (213) 443-1300
    For employees: (213) 241-2700
    The helpdesk is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for any questions about Los Angeles Unified and the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Student & family wellness:
    (213) 241-3840
    The helpdesk is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call for support with mental health, immunizations, health insurance, food & housing, enrollment, and more.