LAUSD tells students to get first COVID-19 shot by Sunday

Students 12 and older have until Jan. 10 to become fully vaccinated to meet a district mandate, but officials want students vaccinated in time for the winter holidays

Although students have until Jan. 10 to become fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to comply with a Los Angeles Unified mandate, school district officials are telling families their children should get their first shot by this Sunday, ahead of the upcoming holiday season.

The district has not publicly disclosed overall student vaccination rates, but the Los Angeles Times, citing information that one school board member received from an internal briefing, reported this week that about 72% of students 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, been granted a medical exemption or have a “conditional admission” that will allow them to attend school in person next semester without having complied with the mandate.

Board member Jackie Goldberg also told The Times that “probably 64%” of students are fully vaccinated. Click here to read more: