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COVID-19 Vaccines for Students

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As of the first week of November, 2021, the FDA and the CDC have approved the use of  the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11, as well as children ages 12-17.  

Alameda County is currently prioritizing getting the vaccines to areas with low vaccination rates and high case rates. This does not apply to Alameda, so we are not yet sure we can set up vaccination clinics. In the meantime, the county is urging parents to contact their pediatricians, local pharmacies, and community-based clinics to set up vaccination appointments if they are able. A list of those resources are available to the left.

 

california vaccine mandate

Governor Newsom announced October 1 that California is issuing the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccination mandate for school children.

Under the terms of the public health order, once the FDA approves the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15, the state will require that all 7th to 12th graders be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend either public or private school. Under the current plan, exemptions will be granted for medical, religious, or personal belief reasons.

The mandate will go into effect the first semester following that FDA approval - which could be either January or July of 2022.

AUSD is currently exploring how the mandate will be implemented and what issues need to be resolved. More details on the mandate, as well as AUSD's response to it, are available in this October 2 statement.