LA County health official lauds LAUSD’s vaccine requirement; encourages other students to get the jab

The Los Angeles Unified School District has the support of the county’s highest public official for its recent decision to require the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible students — and she encouraged other students to get inoculated too.

Barbara Ferrer, the director of the LA County Public Health Department, lauded the move by LAUSD’s Board of Education during a Thursday afternoon, Sept. 9, press conference, at which she also said she remained optimistic that students can attend school safely, especially with inoculations. The vaccines, she said, are the most effective way to curb the virus’s spread.

“We support the actions they’re taking to add an additional layer of protection at schools,” she said at the press conference. “(The vaccine) helps keep students, teachers and staff in schools.” Click here to read more: localist&utm_content=curated