Coronavirus
COVID-19 Vaccines for South Bay Schools

Updated Oct. 20, 2021

For general questions related to student and family vaccines, please contact BCHD’s School Well-Being Line at 310-374-3426, and press option 2. The hours for the 2021-22 academic year will be Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm and Friday: 8 am - 12 pm. 


State Vaccine Mandate for Schools

Under a state order, K-12 school staff across the county are required to be vaccinated by October 15 or test weekly. Governor Newsom announced the state’s plan to require COVID-19 vaccination of all students and staff at private and public schools statewide as a condition of in-person attendance. The requirement will be effective for each student beginning the term following full FDA approval of the vaccine for their grade span, beginning with students in grades 7-12, followed by students in grades K- 6. Depending on the timing of approvals, this likely means the requirement will go into effect beginning either January 1 or July 1 of 2022.


Vaccinating Students
With the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 12 and older, Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and select school partners in the South Bay Consortium for School Vaccines to vaccinate the school community. More than 6,000 vaccine doses for youth ages 12-18 were administered.

On June 14, BCHD completed the final vaccine clinic. There were a total of 43 vaccine clinics with 15,590 doses administered to educators, students, families and the general public. Clinics were successfully operated at our AdventurePlex facility as well as several mobile off-site locations, including Redondo Union High School, Hawthorne High School, Inglewood High School, Manhattan Beach Middle School and Adams Middle School.

For information on local clinics that are open to the public, please visit www.bchd.org/covidvaccine.
 
Teens & Vaccines - What Parents & Caregivers Need to Know 
Beach Cities Health District, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and UCLA joined together for a virtual Q&A session with physicians about the COVID-19 vaccine and teens. Click here to watch.
 

Vaccinating Educators
On Monday, March 1, all education staff who live or work in Los Angeles County became eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) coordinated with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding vaccination efforts for school employees. As an authorized vaccine provider, BCHD received vaccines and vaccinated the following school districts in the South Bay Consortium for School Vaccines:

  • Centinela Valley Unified High School District
  • El Segundo Unified School District 
  • Hawthorne School District 
  • Hermosa Beach City School District 
  • Inglewood Unified School District 
  • Lawndale Elementary School District 
  • Lennox School District
  • Manhattan Beach Unified School District
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
  • Redondo Beach Unified School District
  • Wiseburn Unified School District

More than 5,000 vaccine doses for educators were administered over the course of 6 weeks, and more than 90% of educators returned for their second dose.

Click here to view press release.