Extra schools are requiring college students, college and staff to supply proof they obtained a flu vaccine as colleges attempt to cut back the chances of a flu outbreak within the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
It isn’t unusual for schools to require incoming college students to be vaccinated towards sure ailments: Based on the Immunization Motion Coalition, 24 states require school college students to get a meningitis B vaccine.
However this yr, some colleges are making the flu shot a requirement for enrollment and mandating penalties for failure to conform.
At Wayne State College in Detroit, any pupil or worker who plans to be on campus for even at some point this fall or winter needed to get a flu vaccine or register with an exemption by Oct. 15. The varsity made flu vaccines free for all college students and staff this yr.