There’s still time…Get Vaxxed!
Oakland students ages 12+ must be vaccinated (or exempt) by January 1, 2022.
Per OUSD’s new policy, as of January 1, 2022, all students ages 12+ must be vaccinated to attend school in person—or take part in any other in-person school activity—unless they are exempted. This mandate covers all district schools and any charter schools operating on district property, including KIPP Bridge Academy.
KIPP strongly encourages all eligible students to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
For more information check out these informational videos and Vaccine Mandate FAQs
A student is “fully vaccinated” as of either two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna), or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson).
Students qualify for a “vaccination pending” exemption as long as they receive their 1st first shot by December 31, 2021.
KIPP Bridge Vaccine Clinic
Tuesday, February 8 | 1:30p – 5:00p
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KIPP Heartwood and Prize Vaccine Clinic
Wednesday, February 2 | 3:00p – 7:30p
Walks up welcome!
Get your student’s first dose in time to meet OUSD’s deadline.
A Message from Pastor Wallace
KIPP Bridge is required to verify the vaccination status of your student. If your student is already vaccinated, or upon completion of your final shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, please share proof of vaccination by:
- Filling out a COVID-19 Vaccination Verification Form provided by the office
- You can also provide authorization for the school to pull your student’s vaccination information directly from California’s Immunization Registry (CAIR)
- Email a photo of your child’s vaccination record to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Show your student’s vaccination card or medical form to the front office at the school during operating hours
OUSD Mandate Exemption
Families seeking either a Medical Exemption or Personal Belief Exemption for their student must complete and return this form. Please note that the form must be certified by a licensed medical provider and submitted to KIPP by no later than December 15, 2021:
- Complete this form in its entirety, including certification from a Licensed Medical Provider
- E-mail a digital copy (PDF or photo) of the form to email@example.com
- Return the physical copy of the form to your school’s main office (KIPP Bridge Academy)
Per OUSD’s policy, students who are not vaccinated (or exempt) by the deadline are at risk of being disenrolled from KIPP Bridge Academy and will not be eligible to enroll at any OUSD school.
NOTE: Unvaccinated students without approved medical or personal exemptions must apply for OUSD Independent Study. This is not a KIPP academic program.
Where can I get vaccinated?
There are various options and locations providing vaccinations. KIPP Bridge is partnering with Alameda County to host an on campus vaccination clinic in December. Dates and other details will be shared as soon as they are available.
You can also schedule appointments at any of these locations,
- Book an appointment at CVS here.
- Book an appointment at Walgreens here.
- Book an appointment at Rite Aid here.
- Find and book a local appointment on CA’s Department of Public Health’s MyTurn
- Check out Alameda County Office of Education’s calendar of clinic events
What is the OUSD mandate?
Per OUSD’s new policy, starting January 1, 2022, all students ages 12+ must be vaccinated to attend school in person—or take part in any other in-person school activity—unless they are exempted. This mandate covers all district schools and any charter schools operating on district property, including KIPP Bridge Academy.
What if my child only had their first/one shot?
Students qualify for a “vaccination pending” exemption as long as they receive their 1st first shot by December 31, 2021. Contact your school office for more information.
How was the vaccine made and approved so quickly?
The vaccine approval process for COVID-19 was uniquely quick because scientists and labs across the world partnered with each other to work on each step of the FDA approval process at the same time. These partnerships allowed for the FDA to get all the information they needed for the vaccine to move through the approval process sooner. At this time, almost 500million doses have been distributed in the US and the data still shows that it is very safe and effective in preventing serious illness due to COVID.
What are the side effects my child might have?
The CDC and the FDA have determined the vaccine is safe for most children. Mild side effects can include sore arms, tiredness and headache. We recommend talking to your doctor if you have specific concerns about your child.
What about the Omicron variant?
Current data shows that the vaccines and booster are effective against serious illness with the Omicron variant. Mild illness may still occur.
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