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University Can Require Student COVID Vaccinations, Judge Rules

By Net Assets posted 15 days ago


(from the New York Times) In what appeared to be the first ruling upholding a coronavirus vaccine mandate by a university, a federal judge affirmed on Monday that Indiana University could require that its students be vaccinated against the virus. A lawyer for eight student plaintiffs had argued that requiring the vaccine violated their right to bodily integrity and autonomy, and because the vaccines have only emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration, they should not be required. The university said that students who did not comply would have their class registrations canceled and would be barred from campus activities. It allowed exemptions for religious objections, documented allergies to the vaccine, medical deferrals and virtual class attendance.

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Related content: recent NBOA webinar, Net Assets article from the archives and recent news items on the relgious exemption and independent school requirements.

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