On Friday, October 1, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California will begin mandating vaccines to receive in-person instruction in both public and private K-12 schools following FDA full approval of the vaccine in their grade span. 

The COVID-19 vaccine mandate will take effect at the start of the school term following full approval for that age span. Based on current information from the FDA, the State expects the requirement to apply to ages 12-17 (grades 7-12) starting on July 1, 2022.  

For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Alameda County, please visit the county’s dedicated COVID-19 website. 

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