Important Information about Vaccination Requirements for the 22/23 SY

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Requirements for Students in the 2022-23 School Year
In accordance with the Coronavirus Immunization of School Students and Early Childhood Workers Amendment Act of 2021, beginning in the 2022-23 school year, the COVID-19 vaccine is required for all students who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination that is fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their age. As of May 4, 2022, the FDA has fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals age 16 and older and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for individuals age 18 and older. If additional approvals occur, OSSE will communicate those updates as soon as possible.

Any student age 16 or older at the start of the 2022-23 school year must have received their primary COVID-19 vaccination series— or be proceeding in accordance with the series— or they will risk being removed from school. OSSE has revised the Immunization Attendance Policy for the 2022-23 school year to support schools and families with understanding and implementing this new requirement.

“No Shots, No School” for School Year 2022-2023” Committee of the Whole will hold a Public Roundtable

Would you like to give testimony to the DC council about 2022/23 SY vaccine requirements?

Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public roundtable of the Committee of the Whole on “No Shots, No School” for School year 2022-2023. This oversight roundtable will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 11:00am via Zoom Video Conference Broadcast.

The hearing will be conducted virtually on the Internet utilizing Zoom video conference technology. The Committee plans to receive the Executive’s plans around student immunizations followed by public testimony. Those who wish to testify must register at by 5:00 p.m. on Monday June 27.

Testimony is limited to 3 minutes. Citizens and organizations may submit written statements in lieu of testifying to or leave a voicemail by calling (202) 430-6948 (up to 3 minutes which will be transcribed). Written testimony and statements will be posted publicly to and will be made a part of the official record. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2022. If you have additional questions, please email or contact Aaron Sayama, Legislative Assistant, at (202) 724-4865.

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