UVA launches 238 students for refusing COVID-19 injection


The University of Virginia deregistered 238 students just days before class began for violating the institution’s COVID-19 injection mandate.

The AVU first announced that it would require students wishing to return to campus for in-person learning to be fully immunized in May. At the time, students were instructed to upload “proof of vaccination” to an online portal “no later than July 1” or apply for an exemption.

Students who failed to show their vaccine passports to the university by the deadline were removed from the fall enrollment list last week after apparently “receiving multiple reminders via email, text, phone calls, appeals to parents indicating they were not in compliance “.

Anyone who missed the deadline and has been unenrolled but wants to continue their studies with UVA must submit a COVID-19 shooting card by August 25 to re-register and join fall classes, the university said. Students who do not agree with this mandate and do not have an exemption are not welcome on campus until they do.

While AVU spokesperson Brian Coy told the Virginian-Pilot that the university believed that “a good number” of students who were taken off the enrollment list “could not. “not at all planning to return to college this fall”, at least 49 of these riders were registered to take classes in the fall semester which begins Tuesday, August 24.

Although about 96.6% of UVA students have received full doses from an injection of COVID-19, the university requires that all students who have been approved for religious or medical exemptions from new medical treatments take tests. COVID-19 weekly and wear masks indoors and outdoors on campus.

While data from Virginia shows COVID-19 deaths among people under the age of 30 in the state are rare, even students who are considered fully vaccinated against the virus must adhere to the “masking policy. temporary “from the university which also requires everyone to wear a face covering on campus due to” the threat that [delta] variants of poses.

Jordan Davidson is a writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minor in journalism.

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