TARGETING CHILDREN: Los Angeles school district mandates COVID-19 vaccines for students 12 and up
09/14/2021 // Arsenio Toledo // Views

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has recently announced that it will mandate Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for schoolchildren aged 12 years and older.

On Thursday, the LAUSD school board voted to approve the vaccine mandate. With around 630,000 students, this made the LAUSD the largest school district in the United States to require COVID-19 vaccines.

Under the district's mandate, the first students who will be required to show proof of vaccination are those involved in extracurricular activities supported by their schools. This includes student-athletes and students participating in drama and band activities. If they are 12 years old or older, they must receive at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine no later than Oct. 3 and a second dose no later than Oct. 31.

The rest of the students must receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines by Nov. 21 and their second dose by Dec. 19. (Related: VACCINE PREDATORS: Fauci thinks it is a "good idea" for schools to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for children.)

The spring semester will resume on Jan. 11, 2022. Before this date, students' proof of vaccination documents must be uploaded online and approved by the LAUSD's Daily Pass program. The Daily Pass will allow students onto campus and track their coronavirus test results weekly.

Meanwhile, the LAUSD's mandate stipulates that students under 12 years old need to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines no later than 30 days after their 12th birthday, and their second dose no later than eight weeks after their birthday.


Exemptions will only be granted for medical reasons. The school district said it will not honor requests for exemption based on religious or personal beliefs.

Los Angeles parents protest against vaccine mandate

On the day the school board voted to pass the vaccine mandate proposal, hundreds of parents came to the district's headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Many of them carried signs protesting the mandate, such as "Children Are Not Guinea Pigs," "COVID Testing Is a Scam," "The Vax Equals Racism" and "Save Our Children."

Bridgett Bradley, a mother of three, wore a shirt that read "Babies Lives Matter." She said she would rather homeschool her children – one is 14 and another is nine – than force her eldest to get the vaccine.

"Who knows, they might try to put it in babies," she said of the COVID-19 vaccine.

"This is no one's right but the parent and child to make," said Bryna Makowa, who has a 15-year-old son attending one of the public schools under the LAUSD.

"As parents, we have a lot of concerns about this vaccine," said Diana Guillen, one of the seven parents the board allowed to speak before voting. Guillen is the chair of the district's English learner advisory committee and spoke to the board in Spanish. "This vaccine is experimental. We don't understand why you are so rushed … This decision should be ours, a family decision."

"We know if our children need the vaccine or not," she added. "It's like you're taking away our rights to care for our children."

Another parent, who identified himself as Juan and also spoke Spanish, asked the board: "Can we sue the district if our child has secondary side effects that are negative?" None of the school board members were able to respond to his question.

Despite the parents' pleas, the LAUSD school board still voted unanimously to require COVID-19 vaccination. The board even applauded after the vote.

"I do not see this as your choice or my choice," said board member Jackie Goldberg. "I see this as a community necessity. That means people have to do things they're not comfortable with, they're not sure of, that may even contain some risk."

"Our goal is to keep kids and teachers as safe as possible, and in the classroom," said school board Vice President Nick Melvoin. He claimed without evidence that there is broad "medical and scientific consensus" that the best way to keep people in classrooms safe is to get everybody who is eligible vaccinated. "This policy is the best way to make that happen."

Data shows that the school district has around 414,000 students between the ages of 12 and 18 who are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. A little under 58 percent of them have already received at least one dose as of the end of August.

Los Angeles County health officials reported on the day the school board passed the mandate that there have been 5,599 COVID-19 cases among LAUSD students. This represents less than one percent of the entire student population of the LAUSD.

Learn more about the ways officials all over the country are trying to force children to take experimental and deadly COVID-19 vaccines at

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