Rutgers University lifts COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students, staff

The decision comes after Republican state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon called for the practice to end.

Matt Trapani

Apr 2, 2024, 12:45 AM

Updated 11 days ago

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Rutgers University lifted its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students, staff and faculty members.
The university made the announcement on its website on Monday.
The decision comes after Republican state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon called for the practice to end and also called for university officials to resign for their decision to continue requiring the vaccine.
“I’m glad Rutgers decided to join the rest of the enlightened world by finally lifting its COVID-19 vaccine requirement. This is something I have been calling for since last year. Having said that, Rutgers doesn’t deserve any additional praise. In fact, it deserves to be harshly criticized for not following the science,” O’Scanlon wrote in a statement.
Rutgers’ announcement comes days after the New Jersey Department of Health announced its COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center would cease operation.
Rutgers officials also say that the university won’t require face coverings, but say that coverings “are welcomed.”


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