“failed to get the COVID-19 vaccine or even attempted to address the university’s requirements ahead of a Friday deadline”
This can’t be right. I’ve been assured by the media that the only vaccine hesitant people are Republican Trump supporters.
The Hill reports:
Over 250 students at New Mexico university fail to comply with vaccine mandate
Over 250 students at a university in New Mexico have failed to comply with a vaccine mandate that required them to be fully inoculated by Friday, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
The news outlet reported that 256 students at the University of New Mexico’s campuses failed to get the COVID-19 vaccine or even attempted to address the university’s requirements ahead of a Friday deadline.
The university required that students either get inoculated or request an exemption for the jab.
Those who received an exemption are required to provide proof of a valid COVID-19 test on a weekly basis. Students can undergo regular weekly testing if they have either not received a vaccine or an exemption, but this policy only applies in the fall semester, according to the news outlet.
A spokesperson for the university, Cinnamon Blair, told the Albuquerque Journal that 164 students who failed to comply with the university’s vaccine mandate came from the school’s Albuquerque campus.
However, the majority of students at its campuses have complied with the vaccine mandate. The latest data from the university indicates roughly 92 percent of all of its students have been vaccinated, while 4.4 percent are exempt.
The COVID-19 vaccine mandate also applies to its staff and faculty. Blair told the Albuquerque Journal that while there have been four staff separations (meaning that their employment was terminated) no faculty have received notices of separations at the time of the article’s publication.
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