When Oakland Students Need to be Vaccinated
OUSD pushed back the deadline of vaccine requirements for children aged 12 and up to February (previously, it was January). (Children must be fully vaccinated with two shots of the Pfizer vaccine).
However, the district may still be in a conundrum.
Current data from the district shows that 5,688 students, or 37% of those 12 and older, are not vaccinated based on their records. Children aged 5 through 11 are also eligible for the COVID vaccine, but they are currently not required to receive it.
Most, if not all, Oakland-located charter schools are also following the same mandate that OUSD set.
By February 1, 2022, students need to either: show proof of vaccination, be exempt based on personal belief or medical reasons (which needs a doctor’s approval), sign up for the independent studies program, or be homeschool.
Update: article has been updated to include a photo of the current OUSD dashboard image of vaccination rate among students 12 years and older, as well as more updated numbers on vaccination rate within the article.