It looks like many colleges and universities are going to put a mandatory vaccine order in effect, and I can’t really blame them.
There were a few places that didn’t quite get a grasp on controlling the coronavirus outbreak, and one of those places was on college campuses among the students and employees of the schools.
Now, there could be a myriad of reasons why the coronavirus seemed to surge across those enjoying college life, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that there wasn’t enough social distancing going on.
I’m solely basing this on my own college experience, and the fact that we sometimes didn’t AT ALL care what we were told.
We were going to do what we wanted, and hope for the best.
There is something about college life that makes you feel rather invincible, doesn’t it?
Not to mention, there were tons of students crammed into dorms, there was high traffic in common areas, and there were, of course, all the students and teachers filling up the classrooms.
Even after the whole quarantine of 2020, when schools and universities were closed down, once those schools reopened it seemed like the virus just started anew.
When many campuses reopened in the fall, outbreaks raced through dorms and infected thousands of students and employees.NY Times
They tried the whole mask, hand sanitizer, and telling people to social distance thing — spoiler alert, it didn’t work.
So, it looks like many colleges and universities are going to require the students to get the COVID vaccine if they want to attend live classes.
This wouldn’t be the FIRST time that schools have required vaccination proof before you are allowed to attend.
I know, before I started attending school for my Bachelor’s Degree, I had to prove that I had been inoculated for meningitis, among other things.
You are choosing to go to their college or university campus, you have to comply with their vaccination rules.
It’s always kind of been a given, and the COVID vaccine is no exception.
They are just trying to protect everyone that has to cohabitate on the campus.
Rutgers University was the first to require vaccines of all students, and since then, several other colleges and universities have followed in their footsteps.
Vaccinations are an important tool for making the fall semester safe. We felt that just simply encouraging would not have the same effect as a requirement.Antonio Calcado, Lead of Rutgers’ COVID-19 task force
So, if you are planning on going to college or university in the fall, don’t be surprised if they make you go get a COVID vaccination.
Thirty-seven states are now vaccinating all people ages 16 and up, and by April 19, all states in the U.S. will join them.
So, you shouldn’t have a problem when it comes to getting that vaccine.
Check out this article that will shed some light on what life will be like once you get the vaccine.