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Other school districts in no rush to follow Los Angeles Unified vaccine mandate

CalMatters, Sept. 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

Other school districts in no rush to follow Los Angeles Unified vaccine mandate

Public health experts like Monica Gandhi from UC San Francisco and Andrew Noymer from UC Irvine support a vaccine mandate for all eligible students but said all students and staff should continue wearing masks indoors. … Noymer, [associate professor of population health and disease prevention], said the FDA prioritized approving the COVID-19 vaccine for adults not because the shots are dangerous for kids, but because adults are most at risk of getting sick. “The idea was never that we need to protect these children from vaccines because vaccines are experimental and dangerous,” he said. “We vaccinate kids all the time.”