Los Angeles officials could soon mandate vaccination against the coronavirus for students in the nation’s second-largest school district.

The city school board will vote Thursday afternoon on a resolution from the district’s superintendent to require vaccination for “eligible students,” as coronavirus vaccines have yet to be approved for children under 12. Most members of the seven-person board have said they will approve the measure or are leaning toward it, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Students 12 and up who are part of an in-person extracurricular program would have to get their first shot by Oct. 3 and their second shot by the end of that month. All other students 12 and older would need to get their first dose by Nov. 21 and their second by mid-December.

Los Angeles would not be the first to impose such a mandate — a much smaller school district in Los Angeles County announced a similar requirement for all eligible students last month. But it would certainly be the largest; the district serves 600,000 students.

Here’s what to know

  • President Biden plans to call for a global summit to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and boost vaccine supply to the developing world, three people told The Washington Post.
  • Biden on Wednesday met with members of his health team to discuss a plan to help curb the spread of the highly contagious delta variant and increase vaccinations. About 53 percent of the country is fully immunized against the coronavirus.
  • A study by Columbia University researchers has concluded that the United States significantly undercounted coronavirus infections in 2020.
  • A Florida judge ruled against Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration for a second time over school mask mandates, allowing school boards to require that students wear face coverings.
  • Scores of Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients say they feel left behind by the White House’s move toward boosters for everyone but them.