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LA schools waffle on student vaccine mandate and further delay implementation

A Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Swaminarayan School vaccination centre, in London, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Britain says it will offer all adults a booster dose of vaccine within two months to bolster the nation’s immunity as the new omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads. New measures to combat variant came into force in England on Tuesday, with face coverings again compulsory in shops and on public transport. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) Alberto Pezzali/AP

LA schools waffle on student vaccine mandate and further delay implementation

Jeremiah Poff May 11, 10:57 AMMay 11, 11:38 AM Video Embed

The Los Angeles school board has delayed the implementation of a student COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the second time amid continued aversion among thousands of families to taking the vaccine.

The board had initially announced the mandate during the fall 2021 semester and planned to implement it in January 2022. But, weeks before the mandate was set to take effect, the school board postponed its implementation to the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year.

LOS ANGELES PUBLIC SCHOOLS DELAY STUDENT VACCINE MANDATE AFTER MASS NONCOMPLIANCE

But, on Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to postpone implementation of the mandate again until July 2023, saying the move was supported by science.

“This was the right move at the right time, perfectly endorsed by science,” Los Angeles Superintendent Alberto Carvalho told the Los Angeles Times.

The latest postponement is a sign that the district may be waffling on implementing a policy it once vowed to defend vigorously. District employees are still required to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom had initially announced plans for a statewide vaccine requirement for children to attend school in October but in April scrapped plans to implement the mandate for the next school year.

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Over 80% of Los Angeles children aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Implementing the mandate would have barred 40,000 students in the district from attending in-person classes, forcing them into virtual instruction.

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