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Lynn-Ti Allen, right, a licensed vocational nurse, points out the area to sit and be monitored for any side effects after giving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to Katherine Baltazar, 12, a seventh grader at San Fernando Middle School in San Fernando, California, on Aug. 30, 2021. Image Credit: LAT

Los Angeles: All children aged 12 and over who attend public schools in Los Angeles will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the year, the city’s board of education ruled Thursday.

The vote by the Los Angeles Unified School District is the first by a major school board in the United States, and could set a precedent for other local authorities.