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College Health Group Recommends Requiring COVID Vaccines

Published Apr 30 2021 at 7:00 AM GMT
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  • The American College Health Association is recommending that colleges require vaccination against COVID-19 for all students coming to campuses this fall.
  • "The American College Health Association (ACHA) recognizes that comprehensive COVID-19 vaccination is the most effective way for institutions of higher education (IHEs) to return to a safe, robust on-campus experience for students in fall semester 2021," the association said in a statement.
  • "Therefore, where state law and available resources allow, ACHA recommends COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all on-campus college and university students for fall semester 2021, in accordance with the IHE's normal exemption practices, including exemptions for medical contraindications.
  • This recommendation applies to all students who live on campus and/or participate in on-campus classes, studies, research, or activities.
  • In considering whether to mandate COVID-19 vaccines, which are currently approved through the Food and Drug Administration's emergency use authorization process, colleges are grappling with a host of legal and political questions.



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  • Published Apr 30, 2021 7:00 AM GMT