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LSU Board wants state to make COVID vaccine mandatory for college students

3 months 1 day 10 hours ago Friday, June 18 2021 Jun 18, 2021 June 18, 2021 6:11 PM June 18, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ
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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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