The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday (May 10) unanimously approved a delay—until at least July 1, 2023—of a student vaccine mandate for COVID-19 that had been scheduled to take effect next fall, under a recommendation from Supt. Alberto Carvalho.
Last year, board members had determinedly adopted the COVID-19 vaccine requirement—and were resolute in defending it against lawsuits.
Carvalho said that the change of direction was supported by science and also justified for pragmatic and academic reasons.
“This was the right move at the right time, perfectly endorsed by science,” Carvalho said.