Media Advisory: New Vaccine Mandate

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified, Health Leaders Address New Vaccine Mandate
Posted on 09/29/2021

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District leaders and public health experts will discuss plans to implement a Covid-19 vaccine requirement for age-eligible students and staff. The Board of Education unanimously adopted the vaccine mandate at its meeting Tuesday.

WHEN: 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2021

WHERE: San Diego High School, 1405 Park Blvd., San Diego

BACKGROUND: To protect schools and the community from Covid-19, San Diego Unified staff and students, ages 16 and up, will be required to be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus under an initiative unanimously approved by the Board of Education. The timeline to receive full Covid-19 vaccinations will be based on age groups, aligned with full FDA approval. Currently, the FDA has approved vaccinations for children ages 16 and older. Students at San Diego High will be vaccinated at a free on-site clinic today.

This event is for professional journalists.

MEDIA CONTACT: Communications Director Maureen Magee, mmagee@sandi.net , (619) 381-7930