AZ Governor signs executive order prohibiting universities from mandating COVID-19 vaccines for students

Vaccine requirements to attend public schools is not new, students must provide immunizations records to attend K-12 schools to show students have been vaccinated against measles, polio, and others. However, the COVID-19 vaccine will not be added to that list for public universities and colleges according to an Executive Order signed by Governor Doug Ducey on Tuesday.

In his order, Ducey advised it was done, in part, in response to Arizona State University instituting a policy to all students on Monday advising that they be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine prior to returning to class. The policy advised that those students who are not vaccinated would be subject to daily health checks, twice weekly testing, and mandated wearing of masks.

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