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LA Unified School District Launches Vaccination Program For Teachers, Staff

Vaccination site workers board a school bus transporting education workers as it arrives at a mass vaccination site on March 1, 2021 in Inglewood, California. The vaccination site is part of a plan from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and State of California to reopen all district elementary schools by mid-April. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)
Vaccination site workers board a school bus transporting education workers as it arrives at a mass vaccination site on March 1, 2021 in Inglewood, California. The vaccination site is part of a plan from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and State of California to reopen all district elementary schools by mid-April. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)

President Biden is asking all states to prioritize vaccinating teachers in order to open more schools for in-person learning. Educators now qualify for the federal pharmacy program.

In California, the LA Unified School District is already taking matters into its own hands by launching a vaccination program this week to get all its teachers and staff inoculated to open schools by mid-April.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley talks with LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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