At least one school has already announced that it will require Covid 19 vaccines for students headed to campus this Fall, and I'm sure lots of others will soon follow suit.
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey says that all students who will be headed to campus in September will be required to be vaccinated against Covid 19.
Rutgers' executive vice president for health affairs Brian Strom, said vaccines are vital, quote, "to the return of campus instruction and activities closer to what we were accustomed to before the pandemic." He continued, "The COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe and effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death."
Now, if for some health or religious reason you are not able to receive the shot, you can request an exemption. The state has already approved the schools plan to administer vaccines to students along with faculty and other staff, now they're just waiting for a supply.
The vice president of the Rutgers University Student Assembly, Arielle Dublin, told CNN, "I think at the end of the day, the goal is to have students come back and have a sense of normalcy on campus."
What do you think? Should schools require students and employees to be vaccinated in order to return to campus? They already require other vaccines. And it sure would be nice for things to be back to normal!
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