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A growing number of major universities across the U.S. have added a COVID-19 booster shot requirement for attendance during the spring 2022 semester.
Two new schools added to the list rank among the Big Ten, and both are in Michigan, a state facing surging coronavirus cases in recent weeks.
The University of Michigan announced a new booster shot requirement on December 17 for all students, faculty, and staff members.
“The University of Michigan is requiring all students, faculty and staff on all three U-M campuses to get a COVID-19 booster shot as one of several enhanced mitigation measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the winter 2022 academic term,” the university said in a letter last week.
“The deadline for the Ann Arbor campus to receive the booster shot is Feb. 4 or as soon as they are eligible thereafter, based on their individual vaccination schedule,” the letter added.
Michigan State University has also announced COVID-19 booster shot requirements.
“All members of our campus community who were fully vaccinated either with a two-dose regimen more than six months ago or a one-dose regimen more than two months ago are now eligible for a booster and should immediately receive one,” Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley wrote.
Michigan State University demands booster shots for all students and staff. Also, you must wear your mask.
This is what happens when you comply with unreasonable demands. It simply creates more demands. pic.twitter.com/I8fIDco31b
— Mythinformed MKE (@MythinformedMKE) December 18, 2021
New York University (NYU) also added a booster shot requirement with a January 18, 2022 deadline, according to a recent update.
NYU requires all students, faculty, employees, and campus visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and upload proof of vaccination as a condition of having access to NYU buildings—both in New York City and at the majority of our Study Away sites in the US and abroad—for the 2021-22 academic year.
NYU now also requires all members of the NYU community to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination as soon as they are eligible and upload proof of the vaccination by January 18, 2022.
Georgetown University added a similar requirement on December 14.
Interesting: @Georgetown announces booster shot requirement for all students and faculty by January 21.
Curious to see if this becomes the norm for other colleges, govt’s, etc; Fauci has already indicated the definition of “fully vaccinated” might be changed to require boosters. pic.twitter.com/IvjOhxNR6h
— Gabe Fleisher (@WakeUp2Politics) December 14, 2021
As The Daily Wire previously reported, the universities add to several campuses adding COVID-19 booster requirements earlier in December, including the University of Notre Dame:
The University of Notre Dame is among the campuses that will require a booster for attendance, both for residential students and those studying remotely.
Notre Dame’s December 6 communication to students stated:
As an extension of the University’s existing COVID-19 vaccination requirement, the COVID-19 booster is required of all students – undergraduate, graduate, and professional, including students studying or performing research remotely and/or virtually – to minimize our community’s experience with coronavirus.
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