Many universities and colleges in the United States required proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for attendance when the shots were first introduced and, until recently, many of these academic institutions also required receipt of the new COVID bivalent booster shots.1 But almost two years since the rollout of the original COVID shots, many universities and colleges are now dropping their mandatory COVID requirements as a condition of students being able to enroll.
Tufts University Drops Vaccine Mandate Due To Non-Compliance
In the fall of 2022, Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts had a policy that required faculty, students and staff to obtain a COVID bivalent booster shot by Jan. 31, 2023. However, on Jan. 5, 2023, the university dropped the requirement.2
Patrick Collins, Tufts University executive director of media relations, said:
However, it became increasingly clear over the fall semester that, after nearly three years of the pandemic, we needed to try a new strategy. Simply put, continuing to mandate the bivalent booster was not having the effect we had hoped it would [on compliance] and, as a result, it increasingly became apparent that fully enforcing a mandate would be impractical.”3
On Nov. 30, 2022, Tufts announced that only 50 percent of its students had received the COVID bivalent booster shots.4
Michigan State University Ends COVID Vaccination Policy Stating Shots are a Personal Health Responsibility
On Feb. 28, 2023, Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan announced that students and staff would no longer be required to show proof of COVID vaccination in order to study and work on campus. The university’s policy required students and staff to receive at least one COVID bivalent booster shot in addition to initial two-dose regimen of the original COVID monovalent shots.5
Michigan State’s university physician Michael Brown, MD said:
Thus, as the pandemic continues to shift from an acute public health crisis to a personal health responsibility, MSU no longer will require the COVID-19 vaccination for students, staff and faculty, effective today. There still may be limited situations in which professional students and employees must be vaccinated due to the requirements of the hospitals and health care facilities where they work and study.6
Miami University Drops Its COVID Vaccination Policy Because the Shots Do Not Prevent Transmission
Miami University in Oxford, Ohio announced that it was dropping its COVID vaccination requirement on Feb. 28, 2023. The university issued a statement saying:
Over time, we have seen that the vaccine remains effective at reducing the severity of symptoms associated with COVID-19, but does not always prevent the spread of new variants of the virus. We continue to recommend that all members of our community receive the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters if they are able as a way to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.7
Springfield College Set To Drop COVID Vaccine Mandate Pointing Out COVID is a Mild Illness
On Feb. 16, 2023, Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts e-mailed its students and staff to announce that the mandatory requirement for COVID shots will be lifted on May 15, 2023. The college’s director of the Health Center, nurse practitioner Kathleen Hogan-Solty said:
The CDC and ACHA have found that the majority of people aged 18 to 25, when they get COVID, it is typically a mild illness. There is no mortality or even morbidity associated with it.
The decision was based on what they know now. That is that younger people under 50 do not get COVID as a severe disease, and more of a common cold or a case of the flu.8
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1 Sabes A. American colleges mandate updated COVID-19 booster shot, student says it’s ‘out of line’. Fox News Dec. 13, 2022.
2 Knox L. Campus COVID Policies in Flux. Inside Higher Ed. Jan. 12, 2023.
4 Sabes A. American colleges mandate updated COVID-19 booster shot, student says it’s ‘out of line’. Fox News Dec. 13, 2022.
5 Johnson M. Michigan State drops COVID-19 vaccinations and booster requirements for students and staff. Lansing State Journal Feb. 28, 2023.
7 Fletcher K. Miami University ending COVID-19 vaccine mandate, effective immediately. WLWT5 Feb. 28, 2023.
8 Pantages N. Springfield College lifts COVID vaccine mandate. The Springfield Student Mar. 1, 2023.
Well, Covid vaccine mandated should NOT have had enforced much earlier. Covid management is terrible.
Grammatical error. My apology. Covid vaccine mandate should NOT have had been enforced much earlier. Could you please delete my previous comment? Thank you.
There is still a grammatical error in your second response.
Doing my best I can.
these injections are correctly referred to as emergency use countermeasures
My daughter is applying to 6 schools, 2 of which require the jab. I informed her, keep in mind for these 2 schools you will need to apply for an exemption and there is no guarantee. I also don’t encourage her with these 2 schools. In my book, they’re dead to me
What these universities are now saying should have been obvious 2 years ago. The majority of universities were sadistic in what they did to students. I hope some of the college kids who did not take the jabs can sue these smug universities.
What about the universities’ requirements for all the other vaccines? Those are equally dangerous! Have those requirements been stopped? Years of people damaged by all vaccines … from a day-old through school age through old age. Vaccines are not needed; they are a deadly assault on a person’s immune system.
Absolutely true. As far as my research goes, too many damages from all the other vaccines. I believe experimental Covid vaccine is the worst one. I remember I felt terrible after receiving MMR vaccine. It was AWFUL!!!
Natalie, I agree wholeheartedly! It appears that the universities, for some time, have not been educating students to own and use critical thinking. If they had done this, the students (as well as their parents) would not be so lacking in how to live in the world at large and how to be healthy while doing so.
covid vaccine manadates never should of existed! universities are losing money because losing students so therefore they are dropping mandates. it has always been about money and control.
The school that had vaccine mandate were funded by drug dealer, and have medical students.
Now that the students see that COVID vaccine were ineffective &, dangerous, and we knew before the mandate.
The medical students will doute vaccine safety. When they graduate their will be more doctors that don’t trust or recommend vaccine.
Their are more parents that don’t trust CDC.
About time. There have been more havoc after the Vacinne than before.
After the Vaccine 1,868, 232 people got side effects. 159,000 people became permanently dissables, 3,692 womens have a miscarriege. and 23,000 dead on the year 2022.
More people is dying now. Utah passed the law, NO MORE FORCE VACCINATION, and NO MORE MASKS IN UTAH EVER AGAIN. The first State suing ths CDC, WHO, and Dr. Fauci Too.
Way more Dead than that get that book at Amazon that The Acturary published . It is titled “Cause Unknown”: The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 and 2022 By Dowd, Ed De Becker
Utah still require vaccine. The law says only the state and federal law can require vaccinations. School and business can’t make vaccine mandatory.
👎 I’m against mandatory vaccines.