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Colleges Consider Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Net Assets posted 16 days ago


(From The Washington Post) As states expand coronavirus vaccine eligibility to include younger adults, some colleges and universities are opening vaccine sites, with the goal of giving shots to every student on campus. But can schools require students who plan to take on-campus classes in the fall to be fully vaccinated? Officials at Rutgers University in New Jersey have decided vaccines can be mandated, with exceptions made for students with medical or religious excuses. Faculty and staff members are "strongly urged" to get one of the available vaccines. Allison Hoffman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, said Rutgers may be using an interpretation of the emergency-use authorization mandate, which says people can accept or refuse the vaccine and, if they refuse, face consequences of declining the vaccines.

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