San Diego School Board Approves Vaccine Mandate for Students and Staff

The San Diego Unified Board of Education voted unanimously Sept. 28 to pass the proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees and eligible students age 16 years and older. The Vaccination Roadmap approved by the board Tuesday night requires district employees, partners, contractors, and other adults to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 20, or they will face unemployment. The San Diego Unified school board recommended a staggered approach for students. At the current stage, only students age 16 or older are required to be vaccinated by Dec. 20 to enroll in in-person classes. Students age 12 and older and 5 and older will be required to be vaccinated upon the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) full approval of the vaccine for their age groups. The Vaccination Roadmap offers students a medical exemption from the vaccine; however, a religious or personal belief exemption is not recognized. The board meeting was held …Read More

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