The Los Angeles Unified School District has become the largest K-12 system in the nation to require students 12 and older, with limited exceptions, to get their COVID-19 shots in order to attend school in person.

The LAUSD school board voted 6-0, with one member recusing himself, on Thursday, Sept. 9, to impose a vaccine mandate on students, a move which officials acknowledged could spur other school systems to follow suit. Board member Scott Schmerelson recused himself from the vote because he owns stocks with Pfizer, one of the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers. Click here to read more: