Nearly 100 colleges still mandate COVID vaccine, eliciting criticism

Nearly 100 universities across the United States continue to mandate COVID vaccinations despite persisting concerns about the side effects and overall effectiveness of the vaccines as well as the ethics of such mandates.

Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Rutgers universities are among the 100 colleges that require COVID vaccine shots for their students to promote campus health, as reported by No College Mandates, a group critical of the requirements.

“There are 97 colleges holding tight to student COVID vaccine mandates for fall (some mandates are for athletes and residential students only),” the group posted on X on Aug. 9.
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