The Los Angeles Unified school board met on Thursday and agreed to require Covid vaccinations for all students 12 and up.
The board members argued that forcing children to receive an experimental mRNA jab is the best way to protect students and keep the schools open.
The Los Angeles Unified School is the largest school district in the country and this step could end up backfiring big time. Especially since a study found that teenage boys are six times more likely to suffer from heart problems from the vaccine than being hospitalized by Covid.
“Researchers found that the risk of heart complications for boys aged 12-15 following the vaccine was 162.2 per million, which was the highest out of all the groups they looked at.”
This compares to the risk of a healthy boy being hospitalized as a result of a COVID infection, which is around 26.7 per million, meaning the risk they face from the vaccine is 6.1 times higher.
Even during high-risk rates of COVID, such as in January this year, the threat posed by the vaccine is 4.3 times higher, while during low-risk rates, the risk of teenage boys suffering a “cardiac adverse event” from the vaccine is a whopping 22.8 times higher.
That’s not stopping the Los Angeles Unified School from mandating student vaccinations, ignoring the risks they are putting the kids in.
“All students who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are required to be vaccinated, excluding those with qualified exemptions or conditional admissions,” according to the district. “A qualified exemption includes a medical exemption. Students may be conditionally admitted if they are in one of these groups: foster youth, homeless, migrant, military family, or has an IEP. State law does not recognize religious or personal belief exemptions for student immunizations.”
The Pfizer vaccine is available for children 12 and older; however, the FDA has only issued full approval for people 16 and older. AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are not yet approved for people under 18.
“ll students who are 12 years of age and older and are part of in-person extracurricular programs must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than October 3, 2021, and their second dose by no later than October 31, 2021. All students who are 12 years of age and older must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than November 21, 2021, and their second dose by no later than December 19, 2021. All other students must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than 30 days after their 12th birthday, and their second dose by no later than 8 weeks after their 12th birthday.”
“Currently, students must receive the Pfizer vaccine if they are under the age of 18. Students 18 and older can receive Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, or Pfizer vaccines to meet the requirement. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given full approval to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for people age 16 and older. Approval for youths ages 12-15 is expected to follow soon,” the school district noted.
Proof of a student’s vaccination will need to be uploaded to Los Angeles Unified’s Daily Pass, according to the district.
“As parents, we have a lot of concerns about this vaccine,” said Diana Guillen, who helps lead a district parent advisory group and addressed the board in Spanish, according to the LA Times. She added: “This vaccine is experimental… This decision should be made by parents, not by you.”
This comes just hours after former vice president Joe Biden announced rolling vaccine mandates across the country.