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Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates

The sweeping measure requires the shots for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms and even a Lakers game.
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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2020, file photo, a COVID-19 vaccination record card is shown at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, Calif. Los Angeles leaders are poised to enact one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates, a sweeping measure that would require the shots for everyone entering a bar, restaurant, nail salon, gym or even a Lakers game. The City Council on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, is scheduled to consider the proposal and most members have said they support it as a way of preventing further COVID-019 surges. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles leaders have voted to enact one of the nation’s strictest vaccine mandates. 

The sweeping measure requires the shots for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms and even a Lakers game.

The City Council on Wednesday voted 11-2 in favor of the ordinance. 

Supporters say it's a way of preventing more COVID-19 surges. 

Critics say the measure raises concerns about enforcement and will sow confusion because a less-sweeping vaccination mandate scheduled to take effect next month in Los Angeles County as a whole only applies to bars, breweries and nightclubs.


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