Rutgers becomes first major university to require COVID-19 immunization for students

by Joel Abbott · Mar 26th, 2021 1:39 pm

Last Updated Mar 28th, 2021 at 9:50 pm

All students attending Rutgers University in the fall must receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to school administrators.

"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," said Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway.

The New Jersey college is advising students to get the Pfizer vaccine, as it is the only one approved for those under 18.

Students enrolled in online classes will not need be required to get the vaccine.


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