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The First LAUSD Vaccination Site Opened Today

Carolyn Fowler of the Los Angeles Unified School District receives her Covid-19 vaccination at a site opened today by LAUSD for LAUSD employees. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)
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The L.A. Unified School District and its teachers' union say educators and staff should be vaccinated against COVID-19 before in-class instruction resumes.

How will that get done? A few gears are already moving.

The district's first school-based vaccination center opened this morning in downtown L.A. at the Roybal Learning Center.

Shots are still limited to the current tier of recipients — health care workers and people over 65. But school nurses and the infrastructure are in place, in anticipation of eligibility expanding to teachers in March.

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LAUSD also has a new collaboration with the Los Angeles Rams, Hollywood Park, Anthem Blue Cross and Cedars-Sinai on a large-scale operation on the grounds of SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, that could serve any public or private school staffer seeking innoculation.

Today's announcement describes it as a "dedicated vaccination site and comprehensive effort for the education community." The district is still seeking county approval.


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