On Dec. 1 the San Francisco Chronicle ran a short article about Piedmont Unified School District’s student vaccination policy: This was one of the first school districts in California to mandate student COVID vaccinations. Here’s how it’s going.
PUSD’s director of communications Brian Killgore told the reporter that 99% of eligible students are in compliance with the mandate — “only 14 out of 1,222 students 12 and older had not submitted proof of vaccination as of Tuesday,” he said. The Exedra reported on the school board’s support of student vaccine mandates in September:
Vaccinations for children ages 5 – 11 were approved in early November and PUSD is giving families until Jan. 4 to have their students fully vaccinated with an option for online distance learning for those who aren’t, Killgore told the Chronicle.
Two UCSF experts, Dr. Monica Gandhi and Dr. Jeanne Noble, told the Chronicle that the district’s vaccine policy and high rate of compliance bodes well for other schools in the Bay Area.
Read the Chronicle article HERE