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Manhattan Beach Schools Among Leaders in Vaccination Rates

Oct 18, 2021 09:37AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
The Manhattan Beach Unified School District is among the top three school districts in Los Angeles County in its percentage of students ages 12-18 who have been vaccinated for COVID-19, according to new figures from the L.A. County Department of Public Health.

As of October 10, a total of 3,372 out of 3,650 students between the ages of 12 and 18 - or 92.4% - of MBUSD students who are eligible for the vaccine have received at least one dose.

Within Los Angeles County, only Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District (97.1%) and Temple City Unified School District (96.1%) have a greater percentage of eligible students who are vaccinated. 

Hermosa Beach City Elementary School District has 97.6% of its eligible students vaccinated, although that is only an elementary district (up through 8th grade) and does not include high school.

The L.A. County Department of Public Health continues to encourage all eligible individuals ages 12 and up to get vaccinated. Additionally, it has created further protocols, including masking, for schools to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Among those who remain unvaccinated, today (October 18) is a planned walkout of school by teachers and students who plan to protest a vaccine mandate. 

Vaccines Widely Available - And Come with Football Tickets

Vaccinations are widely available throughout L.A. County and are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status. Appointments are not needed at many sites and all Public Health vaccination sites where first, second, and third doses are available.

Anyone 12 and older living or working in L.A. County can get vaccinated. See (English) and (Spanish) to find a vaccination site near you, make an appointment at vaccination sites, and more. Those who don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or are over 65, should call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home visit.

Vaccinated middle and high school students are eligible for free UCLA football tickets. UCLA has partnered with Public Health to give away free tickets to a UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl to middle or high school students in L.A. County who’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while tickets last. Students aged 12 to 18 who’ve received at least one dose can sign up for the free tickets online by visiting:

Per the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Officer Order, beginning October 7, all attendees ages 12 and over at outdoor mega events will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative pre-entry (diagnostic) test result, taken within 72 hours prior to entry.

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