Culver City Students Must Get COVID-19 Vaccine

The Culver City Unified School District is believed to be the first in California to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible students. Officials were motivated to adopt the policy following a similar requirement from the University of California.

Students and staff will have until Nov. 19 to show proof of vaccination to participate in in-person learning. Eligible students that do not receive the vaccine will be limited to independent study.

Newly-appointed Superintendent Quoc Tran noted the benefits of vaccination are twofold. Firstly, vaccinated individuals appear less likely to contract or carry the virus. Secondly, they are more likely to experience a mild case if they do.

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, who has called for mandatory vaccines for both students and teachers, praised CCUSD’s decision.

“That’s a great thing,” he told EdSource. “It’s not because I’m into making requirements for people, but it makes a difference. It keeps people safe and schools open. Everyone wants their kid in school, and the biggest single factor has to be the vaccine.” 


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Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 02:40

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