COVID-19 vaccine to be required for most public university students in Louisiana – Louisiana Illuminator

Most Louisiana public universities will require the COVID-19 vaccine this fall, though a liberal vaccine exemption policy offered through state law also will also make it easy for students to circumvent those mandates.

The University of Louisiana system, Southern University system and LSU Shreveport will require the vaccine. LSU’s two health sciences centers, its main campus in Baton Rouge and LSU Alexandria will not.

LSU officials declined to say why they weren’t requiring the vaccine on most campuses, and LSU Eunice hasn’t responded to questions about its vaccine policy.

On campuses where the vaccine won’t be required, LSU is still “strongly encouraging” vaccination and will provide the shots through student health centers. Students and employees at LSU’s health sciences centers in Shreveport and New Orleans will also have to disclose their vaccination status, said Chris Winters, vice chancellor for clinical affairs at LSU Health New Orleans.

Source: COVID-19 vaccine to be required for most public university students in Louisiana – Louisiana Illuminator