Two East Bay Districts Pass COVID Vaccine Requirement

The Oakland and Piedmont unified school districts have become the first in Northern California to embrace mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible students. Their school boards passed the policy Wednesday, Sept. 22. Berkeley Unified, which discussed a similar policy Wednesday, could be next.

There are no timelines yet for the vaccine requirement at Oakland or Piedmont schools. The Pfizer vaccine has already been approved for children ages 12 and up. Emergency use authorization for children 5-11 is expected in the near future.

The Los Angeles Unified School District is the largest in the nation to have embraced mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for students. The first school district to pass such a requirement was Culver City Unified in LA County.

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