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Los Angeles moves to ease Covid-19 vaccination requirement

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The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to relax requirements for proof of Covid-19 vaccination for entering some indoor spaces, days after it went into effect.

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The city council has voted that children between the ages of 5 and 11 who are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine do not need to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to enter some indoor areas, but who are older than the age of 12 will still have to.

The original mandate required anyone eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine to present proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test, but that was passed before the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention approved emergency use for the Pfizer Covid-19 test. 19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years.

The city council has removed malls and shopping centers from the list of places that require proof of Covid-19 vaccination to enter.

The council also authorized the Department of Building and Safety and law enforcement to fine companies that fail to comply with the mandate $1,000 for second violations, $2,000 for third violations, and $5,000 for violations after that.

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7 million. That’s how many Los Angeles County residents received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine on Oct. 31, according to the California Health Department’s tracker, which is about 80.2% of the county’s population, while 6 .3 million residents fully vaccinated on that date.

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Last month, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council passed a law requiring bars and nightclubs to begin checking vaccination certificates on Nov. 4 and requires all other indoor spaces included in the mandate to begin Nov. 8. checking the vaccination certificate. to apply for a religious or medical exemption.

Tangent

Anticipating a potential Covid-19 winter wave, the California Department of Public Health has asked clinics not to turn down adults seeking booster vaccinations, despite the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved them for the vaccine. population. It has recommended boosters for Americans over age 65, immunocompromised, or people who are at higher risk of exposure to coronavirus because of their job.

Read further

Los Angeles requires proof of vaccination for indoor activities from Nov. 4 (Forbes)

LA County requires proof of vaccination to enter bars, nightclubs and major outdoor events (Forbes)