It appears most colleges are going to require students to be vaccinated to attend in the Fall.
Over 180 colleges and universities will require Covid-19 vaccines for their students.
This amounts to an astonishing 2.4 million college-aged kids mandated to take an emergency use vaccine for a virus that is mainly fatal to the elderly.
A young person’s education should not be held hostage based on their medical decisions.
To basically force a young person to decide between getting vaccinated or forgetting college seems wrong.
Thankfully, a few students AND colleges are bucking that trend and rejecting Covid-19 mandates!
The University of Georgia System announced on Twitter they are rejecting Covid-19 vaccine mandates:
— The College Fix (@CollegeFix) May 17, 2021
Wisconsin is also taking steps to prohibit mandates for its college students:
After attempting more than once to prevent employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations, a pair of Wisconsin Republicans are beginning an attempt to prohibit vaccine mandates on public university and college campuses. https://t.co/tuwpWpWNY6 via @WIExaminer
— Mister Farenheit – vaxxed & relaxed (@mmmfiber) May 17, 2021
And, college students from around the country are fighting the mandates!
The people will no longer stay silent and be forced into submission.
CNBC had more about the college students standing up to mandatory covid vaccines:
However, Jackie Gale, a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, is not one of them.
For religious reasons, Gale has never been vaccinated. The 19-year-old attended Alabama public schools and received a religious exemption from the Alabama state health department.
The University of Alabama-Birmingham also exempted Gale from its vaccine requirements during the 2020-2021 school year but won’t apply the same exemption for the upcoming year, according to her lawyer.
“If they decide to give her a religious exemption, that will be the end of it,” said Hiram Sasser, executive general counsel for First Liberty Institute, based outside of Dallas. “If not, we will have to communicate with them through a lawsuit.”
“In compliance with applicable law, we do provide religious exemptions for immunization requirements,” a spokeswoman for the school said. The university does require students provide proof of immunization against certain diseases, although there is currently no Covid vaccine mandate for the fall semester.
For those enrolled in school, there are many vaccination requirements already in place to prevent the spread of diseases such as polio, diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough.
All 50 states have at least some vaccine mandates for students attending public schools and even those attending private schools. In every case, there are medical exemptions and, in some instances, there are religious or philosophical exemptions, as well.
Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, said it will now mandate Covid vaccinations for its 71,000 students.
“Adding Covid-19 vaccination to our student immunization requirements will help provide a safer and more robust college experience for our students,” Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said in a statement.
“We are committed to creating a safe campus environment in fall 2021, and to support the health and safety for all members of the Rutgers community, the university has updated existing immunization requirements for students to include the Covid-19 vaccine,” a spokesman for the university added.
Sara Razi, a 21-year-old junior at Rutgers, is challenging that requirement.
″I’m not anti-vax, I’m anti-mandate,” she said. “My education should not be restricted based on my personal decision to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.
Someone’s education should not be in jeopardy because of their medical preferences.
Covid-19 vaccine mandates are unfair and seemingly unconstitutional to young Americans trying to finish their education.
@Sdimaso @BillSpadea @Stockton_edu @RutgersU @TCNJ @montclairstateu @FDUWhatsNew @RowanUniversity NJ needs to do the same & stop these mandates, but ESPECIALLY on our college students! They should NOT be required to get the EUA vaccine, to finish their education. #dotherightthing
— AndiMac (@AndiMac090909) May 19, 2021
Under federal law, employers and universities cannot legally mandate COVID vaccines because they are unlicensed Emergency Use Authorization products which are, by definition, experimental.
— Claire (@StopHurtinWimyn) May 19, 2021
Unfortunately, many Universities are mandating the Covid vaccine for students to return to the classroom in the fall.
And even if a student had Covid, some Universities aren’t accepting prior infection as proof of immunity.
The Epoch Times has more on the decision for some colleges to mandate the Covid vaccine:
More than 180 college and university campuses across the United States are requiring more than 2.4 million students to produce proof of vaccination against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus to attend in-person classes this fall, regardless of whether the students have acquired immunity to the virus.
The number of schools with a mandate is likely to grow by then, especially if the Food and Drug Administration grants full approval for one or more vaccines in the coming months. None of the schools currently accept acquired immunity as an exemption from the vaccination mandate, even amid evidence that prior infection results in broad and lasting protection from the virus, according to an Epoch Times review of more than 130 university vaccine mandate notices and immunization requirement pages.
What happened to “listening to the science?”
One University is clearly not listening to the science.
Boston State University is refusing to offer exemptions to students with prior Covid infections.
The Epoch Times has more on Boston State University’s decision:
“BSU will not be offering exemption based on prior infection,” Dr. Christoper Frazer, executive director of the Wellness Center at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, told The Epoch Times.
“For students who have already had COVID-19, we are still requiring that they be vaccinated and recommend they talk to a doctor about when it is best to do so,” Daniel Telles, assistant director of media relations at the University of San Diego, told The Epoch Times in an email. “Even if members of our university community have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible—although rare—that they could again be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.”
“As the CDC suggests, data from clinical trials indicate that COVID-19 vaccines can be given safely to people with evidence of a prior SARS-CoV-2 infection. Therefore, Wesleyan University will require all students, even those who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who have had positive COVID-19 antibodies, to be vaccinated in order to enroll in fall semester classes,” Olivia Drake, the campus news editor for Wesleyan University, told The Epoch Times in an email.
According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, 95 percent of the people with prior COVID-19 infections had durable immunity to the CCP virus lasting up to eight months.
It is criminal to force this experimental vaccine on growing young adults who have a pretty high survival rate if they do catch Covid.
Furthermore, those with natural immunity are discounted and identified as unvaccinated instead of naturally immune.
We need more students like Jackie Gale and Sara Razi to stand up to these draconian measures being imposed by the elitists.
The fact that some are already speaking up is a glimmer of hope in a sea of vaccine mandates.