- Title: Los Angeles students get COVID-19 vaccines at mobile school clinics
- Date: 30th August 2021
- Summary: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 30, 2021) (REUTERS) SCHOOL STUDENT MICHAEL BANUELOS, 14, WALKING TO TABLE TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINATION, AT WOODROW WILSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL VARIOUS OF BANUELOS BEING VACCINATED AS HIS MOTHER LOOKS ON VACCINATIONS BEING PREPARED PEOPLE WAITING VARIOUS OF NINTH GRADER KEVIN VEGA, 14, RECEIVING VACCINE (SOUNDBITE) (English) NINTH GRADER, KEVIN VEGA, 14, SAYING: "It was important for me to get vaccinated because, one, I could protect the other students in case they have, in case I get COVID and I infect it to them and also so I could go to school, even if I even if someone got positive near me. And the vaccine was basically to help me for that." PEOPLE INSIDE VACCINE CLINIC VARIOUS OF GILBERTO MARTINEZ, PRINCIPLE OF WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL, TALKING TO WOMAN (SOUNDBITE) (English) GILBERTO MARTINEZ, PRINCIPLE OF WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL, SAYING: "I'm super excited as a principle to offer one of the first mobile vaccine sites in LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) for this school year. I think it's a phenomenal opportunity for our kids and our families and our communities." FRANCISCA GUTERREZ, PARENT, SIGNING IN (SOUNDBITE) (English) FRANCISCA GUTERREZ, PARENT, SAYING: "Well, given that, because I am a health care worker and we do see a lot of, you know, a lot of patients that are coming in that are unvaccinated, a lot of symptoms. So just to keep my family safe." VARIOUS OF BOY BEING VACCINATED PEOPLE LINING UP (SOUNDBITE) (English) ELEVENTH GRADER, STACY RUBIO, 16, SAYING: "Because you need to stay safe, you need to not be selfish. You need to help the community around you. You can't go around pretending it's not safe. Getting the vaccine is a safe choice, especially here at school. It helps many parents. It helps students as well, making sure they don't miss class, making sure they don't have to pay for transportation as well." VARIOUS OF SCHOOL BUS OUTSIDE SCHOOL TWO GIRLS SITTING OUTSIDE SCHOOL, UNDERNEATH SIGN READING (English): 'WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL'
- Embargoed: 13th September 2021 22:14
- Keywords: COVID-19 Los Angeles coronavirus schools vaccine
- Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Health/Medicine,United States
- Reuters ID: LVA001ESH2S7B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: School-based vaccine clinics rolled out on Monday (August 30) in Los Angeles, to vaccinate school employees and students age 12 and older against COVID-19.
The clinics offered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is approved for children over 12.
Mobile vaccination teams will visit every middle and high school campus in the Los Angeles Unified School District to deliver first and second doses.
Earlier in August, California became the first U.S. state to require that its teachers and other school staff be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19.
(Production: Jane Ross, Sandra Stojanovic)
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