LSU Board wants state to make COVID vaccine mandatory for college students
BATON ROUGE- The LSU Board of Supervisors wants the Louisiana Department of Health to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for Louisiana college students.
This comes after faculty and student government groups urged the university to require the vaccine. Hundreds of LSU employees voted for a resolution last month asking for the university to require the shot for students.
LSU previously said it did not believe there would be a way to mandate vaccines on its campus.
"We are continuing to review the legal aspects of a mandatory vaccination, and we're also going to look at all the alternatives that were proposed. We're going to analyze those alternatives," Galligan previously told WBRZ.
As of May, 77% of LSU employees have been vaccinated.
The Board endorsed incentives for students who voluntarily receive the vaccine.
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