Rutgers adding COVID-19 vaccine to student immunization requirements

Updated: March 25, 2021 11:24 PM
Created: March 25, 2021 08:52 PM

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (NBCNC) — Rutgers University is taking steps toward a pre-pandemic normal, adding the COVID-19 vaccine to its student immunization requirements.

All students studying on the New jersey campus this fall will need to be fully vaccinated.

The mandate is apparently the first of its kind among U.S. colleges and universities.

A letter from University President Jonathan Holloway outlining the plan was emailed to the campus community Thursday.

Students enrolled in fully remote online programs do not have to provide proof of vaccinations.

Students may request an exemption for medical or religious reasons but those who do not provide an exemption request and refuse to get vaccinated have the option to move to online instruction or disenroll.

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