NgospelMedia.Net
NgospelMedia.net is The No. 1 International Urban Gospel Media Website, The Largest Repository of Your Favorite Gospel Entertainment Website, Worldwide, Nigeria. We Published Latest Nigerian and Foreign Gospel Music Downloads, Videos; Lyrics, Artiste Biography, Daily Devotionals. NgospelMedia is mainly a Christian Website, as the Domain Name Speaks; Gospel; Which is also tagged as a Gospel On-line Ministry for Souls Winning... 

Rutgers makes COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for students

0







- Advertisement -


Rutgers University students will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine by the time they start classes in the fall, school officials announced Thursday.

The New Jersey college is believed to be the first in the nation to make the shot a prerequisite for attending classes.

“We are committed to health and safety for all members of our community, and 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.

Students will be able to request an exemption for medical or religious reasons, the university said.

Read More:  Europe’s daily coronavirus cases more than double in 10 days

Those who are enrolled in fully-remote degree programs or online-only continuing education programs will not need to get the shot either.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
The rule means Rutgers students below the age of 18 will be required to get the Pfizer vaccine.
AP

The new mandate means that students under the age of 18 will be required to get the Pfizer vaccine, which is the only one currently approved for 16- and 17-year-olds. 

Advertisements


Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines are only allowed for those 18 years and older.

The university has received approval from the state to administer vaccines on campus to faculty, staff and students once supplies are available.

“Vaccination is key to stopping the current pandemic and to the return of campus instruction and activities closer to what we were accustomed to before the pandemic drastically changed life at Rutgers,” said Brian Strom, the college’s executive vice president for health affairs.

Rutgers University
Those who are enrolled in fully-remote degree programs or online-only continuing education programs will not need to get the shot.
Alamy Stock Photo

“We urge all members of our community to pre-register for the vaccine on the state COVID-19 website to get vaccinated at the earliest opportunity and the first available location,” he added.

Read More:  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized for coronavirus

The new mandate comes after President Joe Biden called on states to make the vaccine available to all adult Americans by May 1.

Advertisements

Advertisements

- Advertisement -

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time

- Advertisement -

- related posts -

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Share via
Exit
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x




Send this to a friend