Mandatory Vaccination Policies Divide U.S. College Campuses
Education attorney Jeffrey Nolan was interviewed by the Financial Times about whether colleges and universities can require COVID-19 vaccines for students returning to campus in the fall. Schools that have announced such policies have met both praise and pushback from students. Comparing vaccine mandates to other campus safety measures, Mr. Nolan explained that as long as students' data is kept secure, there are no legal issues with asking for proof of vaccination.
"They're saying you can make your own choices. However, if you make the choice to come to our campus you must take the vaccine," he commented. "...You can't have a candle in your room to prevent fires — that's part of the compromise people make when they decide to go to a particular school."
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