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LSU urges state to require COVID-19 vaccines at its schools

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU’s governing board is urging the state Department of Health to add COVID-19 shots to a list of required vaccinations for college students once federal regulators give full approval to the shots. Friday’s 9-2 vote came after the LSU Board of Supervisors adopted an amendment to notify students that they could opt out of a mandate for health, religious or other reasons. The board considered the issue in response to resolutions by two faculty governing bodies and the LSU Student Senate urging the school to require the vaccines. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, 522 college campuses nationwide have required the vaccine, with 221 of them being public institutions.

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