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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Community Health Office redefined its definition of being fully vaccinated to include the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. All students are required to have received the booster shot in order to attend school on campus.

Community Health Office mandates vaccine booster

Davis Marks February 19, 2022

The Community Health Office (CHO) redefined its definition of being "fully vaccinated" to include the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in an email Feb. 4. The policy states that as of Feb. 1, all students...

Big pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and Moderna, are taking over global vaccine distribution.

Vaccine globalism, Claire-ified

Claire Conner, Assistant Opinion Editor January 21, 2022

As the omicron wave surges to its crest, America and its high-income allies stand ready at the helm, confidently steering through the pandemic's stormy waters. Protected by an abundance of vaccines, these...

Student actively watches zoom classes

Administration announces COVID-19 safety measures for the return from winter break

Claire Conner and Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff December 24, 2021

This page will be updated as new information about the school’s response to the Omicron COVID-19 variant is available. Last updated Jan. 6, 2:23 p.m. School mandates booster vaccination, updates...

FDA authorizes booster for children five to 11

FDA authorizes booster for children five to 11

Nathalie Leung November 21, 2021

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized 10-microgram doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be administered three weeks apart to children ages five to 11. California received 1.2 million...

School to hold flu vaccine clinics in early October

School to hold flu vaccine clinics in early October

Natasha Speiss September 29, 2021

The Community Health Office announced in an email Friday that the school will hold flu vaccination clinics at both the Middle School and Upper School in early October. The clinics will be open to all students...

MASK OFF: During practices on campus over the summer, the school allowed sport teams that practiced outdoors to remove their masks, but sports that required indoor practices were heavily encouraged to continue wearing masks. Although discouraged, masks could be sometimes removed indoors during extreme activity.

Vaccination mandates spark controversy

Andrew Park August 27, 2021

The school announced all athletes must be vaccinated and wear masks indoors to participate in athletic activities this school year. An all-school email sent by President Rick Commons July 30 outlines these...

WORTH A SHOT: Students sit and converse for 15 minutes following the first dose of their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine given at one of the school’s vaccine clinics in the Feldman Horn Gallery on April 28. To register for a COVID-19 vaccine, contact the Community Health Office or visit myturn.ca.gov.

School partners with pharmacy, opens vaccine clinic for those eligible under new regulations

Caroline Jacoby May 30, 2021

The school partnered with Elements Pharmacy to hold their third COVID-19 vaccine clinic May 19 and May 22. The clinic was open to all members of the school community who are at least 12-years-old and took...

Jason Thompson 22 sits for observation with pharmacist Tiffany Farshi after receiving a dose of the Moderna vaccine at the vaccine clinic.

School holds COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus

Natasha Speiss April 21, 2021

The school hosted a two-hour COVID-19 vaccine clinic with local pharmacy partner Elements Pharmacy for students older than 18 April 20. The clinic administered the Moderna vaccine and gave out spots on...

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Impulsive Immunization

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Impulsive Immunization

Ryan Razmjoo October 14, 2020

Vaccines are undeniably important for the health and economic stability of society. However, it is also important for members of the public to do their due diligence before receiving any kind of medical...

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Validating Vaccines

The COVID-19 Vaccine Debate: Validating Vaccines

Caroline Jacoby October 14, 2020

With hundreds of thousands affected by COVID-19, scientists are working to quickly develop a safe vaccine for the public. This expedited timeline for the vaccine has left many people within the United...

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