Oakwood School Mandate 2022
Dear Oakwood community,
This petition is to request that Oakwood extend their internal vaccination mandate allowing parents of the community more time to consider all options concerning the vaccination and their young children.
Currently, only 17% of American children in this age group have been vaccinated. For many parents, including parents who are vaccinated themselves, this is a difficult decision given that the 5-11 year old vaccine is still in the emergency usage phase.
In addition, our state and government have yet to mandate for this age group, nor have other Los Angeles private schools. More concerning is the idea that Oakwood is also mandating continued booster shots but giving zero clarity or transparency as to how many and for how long.
The unexpected email from Oakwood laying out 30 days to get our children vaccinated and/or boosted was abrupt, unfair and non inclusive. For parents who were not ready to take this step, it leaves no time to explore options. We are asking that this deadline be extended through the end of this school year, so that regardless of the choice that parents make, the children are able to complete the year, so as not to add more instability to what has already been an incredibly challenging two years for them.
By signing this petition, you are acknowledging your support in simply asking Oakwood for more time to make this decision. Your children may already be vaccinated and boosted, already vaccinated and not yet boosted, or you may be a parent who has yet to start the vaccination process in general.