University of Virginia Disenrolls Unvaccinated Students Ahead of Fall Term

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The University of Virginia disenrolled 242 students for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the fall semester.

Only 49 of those students selected courses for the academic year, CBS 19 News reports.

Students have until Aug. 25 to get into compliance and re-enroll for fall semester classes, a school spokesperson said to the Washington Post. Students can also choose to return to campus in the spring, but only after meeting the vaccination requirement.

In May, UVA announced the school’s vaccine mandate which states students would need to show proof of vaccination ahead of the semester.

The university since then has sent students “multiple reminders” about the policy, the school spokesperson said in an email.

CBS 19 News reports that 335 permanent waivers and 184 temporary waivers have been granted and 96% of UVA students have confirmed they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About 92% of UVA academic staff are fully vaccinated – that number is 96% for teaching and research faculty, the local news station reports. All faculty and staff are expected to get vaccinated unless they have a medical or religious reason not to.

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  1. What is transpiring in our nation is absolutely incredible.

    The CDC declared rAciSM a public health crisis and therefore rioting and protesting were appropriate “health responses”. We now have “birthing people” and “chest feeding people”

    So that’s fun. 77 million Americans are living in a country with ZERO representation

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