COVID-19

K College among schools requiring vaccines

Kalamazoo College is mandating students be vaccinated against COVID before classes start in the fall.

Eight colleges and universities in Michigan have announced that they will now require most students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they will be allowed to return to campus for classes in the fall. Kalamazoo College is one of them.

Michigan State University and the University of Michigan both announced last week that students, along with staff and faculty, will have to prove their vaccination status before classes begin in September.

Those schools’ positions as the two largest in the state may prompt other schools – such as Western Michigan University – to consider similar requirements.

Kalamazoo College announced its vaccine requirement back in April as the spring surge of the coronavirus still raged on. The school said it will grant exemptions in rare instances.

Joining K College in mandating vaccines is Albion College, Oakland University, Lawrence Technological University, and University of Detroit Mercy. Wayne State University has announced it is requiring vaccines, but only for students living on campus.

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