Berkeley school district updates vaccine policy to include COVID-19 booster

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Amid the city's COVID-19 surge, Berkeley Unified School District's Board of Education voted to add the COVID-19 booster shot to its vaccine mandate for all eligible students.

During its Wednesday meeting, the district approved amendments to its current policies for both students and teachers, changing the definition of “fully-vaccinated” to include the COVID-19 booster shot for those deemed eligible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
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AstraZeneca must be held accountable for toxic mess left behind

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: Toxic waste from AstraZeneca’s manufacturing plant reveals the dark underbelly of Big Pharma and the agencies we trust to protect us.

The impetus should fall on the multibillion-dollar companies — not host cities — to clean up toxic waste left behind. CEPA and DTSC must hold AstraZeneca accountable and fulfill their commitment to keeping California safe and clean.
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