Statement from the Los Angeles Unified School District (11-2-21)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2021
Statement from the Los Angeles Unified School District
LOS ANGELES (November 2, 2021) – Los Angeles Unified issued the following statement updating the school community about the student vaccination program:
With the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s approval of 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. However, it will not be part of Los Angeles Unified’s current student vaccine requirement.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect our students, staff and families, and public schools are natural sites for our students and families to receive this life-saving vaccine.
Beginning November 8, our mobile vaccination teams will offer the vaccine to students in this age group. Beginning November 16, 13 school-based clinics will offer the vaccine. We will also have school-based clinics offering the vaccine on select Saturdays. Information about the clinics will be available at https://achieve.lausd.net/studentvaccine.
We appreciate everyone’s commitment to maintaining the safest possible learning environment for the students and families we serve and encourage all students and families to take advantage of these vaccine clinics.