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All countries
547,145,332
Confirmed
Updated on June 23, 2022 9:27 pm
All countries
519,394,584
Recovered
Updated on June 23, 2022 9:27 pm
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6,346,678
Deaths
Updated on June 23, 2022 9:27 pm
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Can Colleges Require Covid Vaccines



I Cant Be Vaccinated Because Of My Health Or My Religion Will I Or My Child Still Be Required To Get The Vaccine To Attend Class

Generally, no, but expect to follow extra rules when you’re on campus. Unvaccinated students may be expected to wear masks, while vaccinated students may not. Those who forgo inoculations may also have to continue taking coronavirus screening tests.

In some cases, students without vaccines may be barred from the campus. For example, Brown University is requiring students who refuse the shots and don’t qualify for a medical or religious exemption to continue studying remotely. 

Could Your Local Or State Government Require You To Get The Vaccine What About The Federal Government

Local and state governments can enforce a vaccination because of a legal precedent set by the 1905 Supreme Court ruling in Jacobson v. Massachusetts, which let states require their residents get smallpox vaccinations.

New York City will this month begin requiring proof of vaccination for dining inside restaurants, entering fitness centers and taking part in other indoor activities.

At the same time, some states, like Florida, are using their authority to enforce the opposite, and have banned agencies and businesses from requiring proof of vaccination.

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And as for the federal government, that’s a no. The director of the C.D.C., Rochelle Walensky, confirmed in July that there would be no nationwide mandate.

Ri First In The Country Where All Colleges Universities Require Covid Vaccine For Students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. ? Rhode Island has become the first state in the nation where all public and private colleges and universities are requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the fall semester.

Gov. Dan McKee made the announcement during his weekly briefing Tuesday, stating all 11 of the state’s colleges and universities are requiring students to be fully vaccinated before they’re allowed to return to campus.

“I am proud that Rhode Island’s institutions of higher education have all stepped up to do what is best to protect their communities and our state,” McKee said. “I commend our colleges and universities for their thoughtful decision and their efforts to keep Rhode Island healthy this school year and beyond.”

McKee said having the state’s student population fully vaccinated is all the more important as the R.I. Department of Health keeps a close eye on the Delta variant.

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“The entire higher education community in Rhode Island should be commended for stepping up and helping to keep their students, staff and surrounding communities as safe as possible when it comes to COVID-19 by putting policies in place to get vaccination rates high,” Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott said. “Vaccination is key to keeping our communities safe and to having a successful academic year.”

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Mississippi Today first reported in June that IHL’s immunization policy does not bar the public universities from requiring students to get the COVID vaccine. But university officials continue to say they can’t legally require the vaccine. 

At a meeting of University of Mississippi’s vaccine task force last week, Noel Wilkin, the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, said that IHL must permit any vaccine mandates. His reasoning was based on “reading of the regulations and historical practice,” Joshua Sharp, a professor of pharmacology at UM and a member of the vaccine task force, told Mississippi Today. 

Mississippi Today asked MSU and UM whether they intend to require the COVID-19 vaccine, given IHL’s statements that they are not barred from doing so. 

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Sid Salter, MSU’s director of public affairs, said the university arrived at its interpretation by looking at “the policies that have existed before COVID, and we looked at the policies that have been approved since COVID.” 

“We also have consistently monitored federal and state public health guidance, and we have maintained a vigilant monitoring of local conditions,” he added. “But our legal team and our administration does not interpret the latitude you suggest that we have in the same way that you do.” 

Wait Havent Some States Banned Vaccine Mandates Does That Apply To Universities Too

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In some cases, yes, but the scope of those restrictions vary from state to state. In Arizona, public universities are banned from mandating COVID-19 shots, though private institutions are not. Texas’ order bars any institution receiving public money from issuing a vaccine mandate, which would include some private universities. But even state-level restrictions may be more confusing than helpful.

The state of Indiana recently passed a law that prohibits the use of “vaccine passports.” Indiana University argued the law doesn’t apply to the university. The state’s attorney general disagreed. So far, the university is sticking by its vaccine requirement, even as conservative lawmakers continue to call on it to drop the mandate.

As a reminder: The federal government is not mandating COVID-19 shots. 

All The Us Colleges Requiring Covid Vaccines To Return To Campus In The Fall So Far

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An increasing number of U.S. colleges are requiring students to be immunized against the coronavirus in a bid for some sense of normalcy to return to campuses next semester.

Professor Martin Andersen, an economist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, revealed why vaccination requirements are likely to be particularly important in stemming the COVID-19 pandemic.

He told Newsweek: “The progress that we have made over the past few months in fighting the pandemic is due to a reduction in the number of people who are susceptible to infection due to prior infection or vaccination.

“Because of the nature of college life—many repeated interactions—stemming COVID-19 outbreaks on college campuses will be more difficult than in the rest of the community.

“Essentially the threshold for herd immunity is higher on college campuses than in the community because students have more frequent and prolonged physical interactions.

“As a result, college campuses could easily become nexuses of new outbreaks if they are bringing together students from areas with current outbreaks of COVID-19.

“Worse still is how some students will come from areas with relatively few cases, become ill on campus and bringing the virus home with them upon their return.”

“In other cases, decisions were based on the size and nature of the institution and the population served.”

Confusing Rules Loopholes And Legal Issues: College Vaccination Plans Are A Mess

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When the coronavirus began to spread around the country last year, most colleges and universities shut their doors. And when they began to reopen in the fall, they did so in piecemeal and convoluted ways.

In some cases, students could live in dorms but had to take classes online. Dining halls were reservation-only. Singing was banned. While some schools avoided major outbreaks, others became hot spots.

The introduction of three Covid-19 vaccines early this year to college populations seemed to present an exit from these patchwork reopenings, which robbed students of a traditional college experience. But an NBC News analysis of rules across the U.S. found that vaccination requirements for students have proven to be just as complicated as the frenetic fall 2020 semester, if not more so.

In Texas, public universities can’t require a vaccination, but private ones can. In Massachusetts, where colleges and universities can mandate Covid-19 vaccinations, 43 of more than 100 had agreed to do so by mid-May. In New York, public universities cannot allow for religious exemptions, while a majority of the state’s private universities can.

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That patchwork approach is reflected across the country. An NBC News analysis of more than 500 colleges and universities that are requiring the Covid-19 vaccination found that the vast majority have unclear directives, loopholes or legal complications that are leaving professors frustrated, students unmotivated and a potential public health crisis come fall. To add to the confusion, among all states and jurisdictions, 19 have statewide regulations for public colleges: Seven require vaccinations for students and 12 do not.

Among other findings in the analysis:

  • Sixty-seven percent of schools in Hawaii and 50 percent in New York require vaccinations.
  • Schools in 12 states, including Alabama and Florida, which have seen some of the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases in the country, do not require their students to be vaccinated.
  • All of the 12 states that do not currently require vaccinations at their colleges or universities voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
  • Georgia has more than 70 colleges and universities, but only eight of them require vaccinations. Of those eight, five are historically Black institutions.
  • Eighty percent of the schools analyzed allow for religious exemptions from vaccination requirements.
  • In Michigan, 11 of 15 public colleges and universities remain undecided on requirements altogether.
  • In the Northeast, 253 schools are requiring vaccinations, compared to 90 schools in the South.

Colleges In 14 States Won’t Require The Covid Vaccination Is Yours One Of Them

When the coronavirus began to spread around the country last year, most colleges and universities shut their doors. And when they began to reopen in the fall, they did so in piecemeal and convoluted ways.

In some cases, students could live in dorms but had to take classes online. Dining halls were reservation-only. Singing was banned. While some schools avoided major outbreaks, others became hot spots.

The introduction of three Covid-19 vaccines early this year to college populations seemed to present an exit from these patchwork reopenings, which robbed students of a traditional college experience. But an NBC News analysis of rules across the U.S. found that vaccination requirements for students have proven to be just as complicated as the frenetic fall 2020 semester, if not more so.

In Texas, public universities can’t require a vaccination, but private ones can. In Massachusetts, where colleges and universities can mandate Covid-19 vaccinations, 43 of more than 100 had agreed to do so by mid-May. In New York, public universities cannot allow for religious exemptions, while a majority of the state’s private universities can.

Among other findings in the analysis:

Lorine Najjar, 21, a senior at the University of Colorado Denver, hopes schools find a solution.

“I lost my motivation for school,” she said of remote learning. “I understand why people are scared to get the vaccine, but it will help return us to normal life.”

Whats This I Hear About Free Tuition For College Students Who Are Vaccinated

Thank Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine for that. In an effort to boost vaccination rates, Ohio created a lottery for people who receive COVID-19 shots. Adults can win $1 million dollars, but young people ages 12 to 17 could win a full-ride scholarship to a public college in the state.

Cuomo created a similar lottery in New York for 50 people between the ages of 12 through 17. The winnings will cover tuition and other costs at any college in the City University of New York or State University of New York systems. Similar incentives have been adopted in Colorado, Delaware and . 

Which Colleges/universities Are Requiring Students Be Vaccinated In The Fall

Here is the current list of schools requiring vaccinations for Fall 2021:

  • Arizona
  • Gateway Community College in Phoenix
  • California
  • Lawrence Technological University in Southfield
  • Oakland University in Rochester
  • University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor
  • Minnesota
  • Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter
  • Macalester College in Saint Paul
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul
  • St. Catherine University in Saint Paul
  • St. Olaf College in Northfield
  • Missouri
  • Rockhurst University in Kansas City
  • St. Louis University in St. Louis
  • Washington University, St. Louis in St. Louis
  • William Jewell College in Liberty
  • Nebraska
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln
  • Nevada
  • Touro University Nevada in Henderson
  • New Hampshire
  • Colby-Sawyer College in New London
  • Dartmouth College in Hanover
  • Franklin Pierce University in Rindge
  • New England College in Henniker
  • Rivier University in Nashua
  • St. Anselm College in Manchester
  • Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester
  • New Jersey
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck
  • Georgian Court University in Lakewood
  • Kean University in Union
  • Monmouth University in West Long Branch
  • Montclair State University in Montclair
  • Mount St. Mary’s University in Newburgh
  • New Jersey City University in Jersey City
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark
  • Princeton University in Princeton
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah
  • Rider University in Lawrenceville
  • Rutgers University in New Brunswick
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • So What Should I Do If I Want To Attend A University With Vaccine Mandates

    Check with the university directly and often. At the end of March, fewer than a dozen universities had vaccine mandates in place. Now, hundreds have adopted these types of rules.

    The university should also be able to answer more specific questions about the type of vaccine they’ll require. Some, for example, are accepting vaccines approved in other countries, while others are only accepting FDA-authorized shots. 

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    As debates abound over whether coronavirus vaccinations should be required in public schools, many experts point out that students already are required to receive several other routine vaccinations to attend childcare or classes in the United States.

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    Here Are The Massachusetts Colleges Requiring Students Staff To Get Covid

    At least 65 of Massachusetts’ 107 largest colleges and universities will require their students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campuses this fall. A smaller number — at least 23, as of late July — will require on-campus faculty and staff to be vaccinated as well.

    Many of the published policies ask students to get and report their immunizations well before the start of the semester, some as early as July 1, as seen in the table below.

    The trend indicates a level of concern among school leaders that this academic year — with refilled campuses and a sense of relief — could still play host to the kind of outbreaks that proved relatively rare in the last one.

    In May, a state working group comprised of school leaders and physicians recommended that colleges aim for “as close to 100% vaccination rates as possible” before reopening this fall .

    The group — led by Paula Johnson, president of Wellesley College, and a cardiologist — wrote, “Each institution will need to decide the best way to maximize vaccination percentages on their own campuses.” But they did draw on past studies of influenza vaccines, showing that only mandates tended to get health care workers to immunization rates of 90% or higher.

    “What you’re seeing is schools following the data,” said Rob McCarron, who served on the working group.

    Thats True Even Though The Vaccines Are Approved Only For Emergency Use

    As businesses, universities and other organizations ponder a return to something like normal operations, the ethics and legality of coronavirus-vaccine mandates have become the subject of intense debate. Dozens of universities say they will require students and staff members to be vaccinated , and some school districts are requiring vaccination of their employees — as are some private employers. Other organizations have held off, worried about legal challenges to requiring vaccines that have been only conditionally authorized for emergency use. The University of California system, for instance, says it will delay mandates until coronavirus vaccines gain the full imprimatur of the Food and Drug Administration.

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    In general, both public and private entities have well-established legal authority to impose vaccination requirements. The question is whether that holds when a vaccine is available only via a temporary “emergency use authorization.” In a recent article in STAT, lawyer Aaron Siri warned that this temporary status blocks organizations from doing anything more than strongly encouraging people to get the shots.

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    Colleges Universities With Covid Vaccination Mandates Facing Pushback

    Hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation are requiring students to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before returning to campuses in the fall, but the mandates may be difficult to enforce fully.

    Some schools such as Princeton University are requiring students to be fully vaccinated by Aug. 1, but it’s still unclear how others will manage vaccination and mask mandates — or what alternatives to on-campus learning may be offered to students who aren’t inoculated against Covid-19.

    A number of colleges contacted by NBC News declined to comment, pointing to their websites for requirements.

    “There is a lot of vaccine hesitancy, and colleges are places that have a high risk for transmission since people congregate in classrooms and school buildings such as dorms,” said Kristin Bratton Nelson, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.

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    Most universities won’t require students to submit a copy of an official vaccination card as proof, which could make the policies difficult to enforce, said public health expert Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

    Why Are Colleges/universities Requiring Their Students Be Vaccinated

    Since Fall 2020, schools have been working to create a safe environment for their students. They’ve been holding classes outside and over Zoom, requiring face masks be worn around campus, and have adjusted dorm living to allow for social distancing. Now, vaccinating students is an extension of those safety procedures.

    “Our decisions around adding one of the -approved COVID vaccines to our existing list of required vaccines really was a continuation of our efforts this year to be in-person,” said Tom Stritikus, President of Fort Lewis College. “We did everything we could do to be in-person this year and a broadly vaccinated student body in really the next step in that.”

    For many, the hope is that requiring vaccines will allow for campus to take a step forward in returning “back to normal.” While students will still have to wear face masks and abide by the basic safety rules, a vaccinated student body will allow for more in-person classes, student activities, and large gatherings like commencement.

    Health Board To Consider Vaccine Mandate For Nevada College Students

    The State Board of Health will hold an emergency meeting at 9 a.m. Friday and members of the public can tune in via phone or Zoom video conferencing.

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    The state Board of Health will hold an emergency meeting Friday to consider a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for public college and university students.

    The board meets at 9 a.m. and members of the public can listen in by phone or via Zoom video conferencing.

    Originally, the board was scheduled to consider a mandate during a Sept. 3 meeting, but the timeline was moved up.

    Gov. Steve Sisolak’s medical advisory team has recommended that Nevada System of Higher Education students be fully vaccinated for the spring 2022 semester.

    Nevada is requiring its approximately 27,000 state workers, which includes NSHE employees, to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo testing weekly. The requirement took effect this week.

    Thousands of students are preparing to return to campuses in person this month — some of whom will be living in dorms or other densely-populated housing environments — in areas of the state where case numbers are high, including Clark County.

    Adding to concerns: the 18-to 24-year-old age group has had one of the highest rates of COVID-19 cases in the state throughout the pandemic.

    Earlier this month, though, the higher education system said the legal authority for a vaccine mandate for students falls under the state Board of Health.

    Indiana University Can Require Students To Get Coronavirus Vaccines

    A federal judge upheld the school’s mandate. But an appeal is on the way, and the mandates remain divisive across the country.

    A federal judge upheld Indiana University’s requirement that students and staff members on campus be vaccinated against the coronavirus this fall, but the ruling is unlikely to be the last chapter in the culture wars over vaccine mandates.

    In his opinion, released on Monday, Judge Damon R. Leichty of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana said he weighed individual freedom against public health concerns in his ruling that the state’s flagship university could require vaccines.

    Judge Leichty’s ruling appeared to be the first case in which a university’s coronavirus vaccine requirement has been upheld, yet in delivering the ruling he expressed his personal misgivings, citing individual freedom and self-determination.

    Somebody could point to “a certain Emersonian self-reliance and self-determination as preference — an unfettered right of the individual to choose the vaccine or not,” Judge Leichty, who was appointed by President Donald J. Trump, wrote in his ruling. But he added that judicial restraint was required to avoid “superimposing any personal view in the guise of constitutional interpretation.”

    The judge’s conflicted sentiments appeared to mirror a national division, as plaintiffs in the case vowed to appeal.

    Even public universities within the same state can have different rules.

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    This is a challenge all schools with mandates will face: How will exemption requests be vetted, and what will the penalties be for falsifying information? The differences between just a handful of schools illustrate how the mandates vary.

    Some schools, including Hofstra, have outlined specific health conditions to be medically exempt from the vaccination. Others are vague. University of Connecticut students don’t need to have a specific condition to apply for a medical exemption, but must have a health care professional attest that the Covid-19 vaccines would endanger their life or health.

    Students at Indiana University are required to be vaccinated by Aug. 1, but can apply for exemptions if they are allergic to any component of the Covid-19 vaccines. They can apply for vaccination deferral if they are pregnant, breastfeeding, immunocompromised or have received monoclonal antibodies specific to Covid-19 in the past 90 days.

    Medical exemptions and deferrals require a health provider’s signature. Religious exemptions, which most schools have voluntarily included, are almost always based on the honor system.

    “The religious exemption requires an online attestation that they request an exemption based on religious reasons, with the potential of disciplinary action for falsely making that claim,” Carney said.

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    Staff members in the Louis Riel School Division are slated to become the first public school employees in Manitoba to be mandated to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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    The University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Red River College, Canadian Mennonite University, Assiniboine Community College and the University College of the North announced students and staff must have two doses of vaccine to attend classes.

    “It’s a message on a united front. A commitment to students, the faculty, and staff. It’s not about competing, who can do it first, it’s just about doing the right thing for Manitoba students and employees, and doing it together,” said Jan Stewart, interim provost and vice-president academic at the U of W.

    School leaders undertook extensive consultation with public health officials, legal experts, students, academics, staff and the department of advanced education, leading up to the Thursday bulletins.

    Bioethicist Arthur Schafer said it was inevitable that local post-secondary institutes announced vaccine mandates before fall classes.

    “While many details still have to be hashed out, this is the smart way forward.” – Brendan Scott, president of the U of M’s students union

    Members of the U of M community are expected to have received their first dose of vaccine by Sept. 22 and their second before November. The school has yet to announce accommodation logistics for those who cannot be immunized or don’t want a vaccine.

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    So What Happens When The Fda Fully Approves One Of The Vaccines

    Expect to see more universities require whichever vaccine is approved first. The University of California and the California State University systems have already said they would require coronavirus shots, but only when a vaccine is fully approved. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a similar directive to public universities in New York. The California and New York systems are some of the largest in the country, and other universities are likely to follow their lead.


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