The Poly community is committed to doing our part to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Booster shots are required of all students ages 12 years and older. Below you will find further information and data that supports our decision.
The CDC and PPHD highly recommend the COVID-19 booster shot for everyone 12 years and older, and mounting evidence shows that boosters are very effective in protecting us against hospitalization and death as well as decreasing our chance of infection significantly, even with Omicron. Although the city maintains a high vaccination rate with 91.3% of residents fully vaccinated and 98.4% of residents with at least one dose, thousands of residents still need to receive booster shots to protect against Omicron, since efficacy of the 2-doses mRNA vaccine series wanes with time.

— Pasadena Public Health Department
“It is critical that we protect our children and teens from COVID-19 infection and the complications of severe disease. Today, I endorsed ACIP’s vote to expand eligibility and strengthen our recommendations for booster doses. We now recommend that all adolescents aged 12-17 years should receive a booster shot 5 months after their primary series. This booster dose will provide optimized protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. I encourage all parents to keep their children up to date with CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine recommendations.”

CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky