Colleges are struggling with how to handle vaccine mandates

By: | September 15, 2021

Cleveland State University is requiring vaccinations only for those living on campus. For everyone else, the college is relying on a six-week education campaign, a move some say doesn’t go far enough.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: A debate over coronavirus vaccine requirements is underway at universities across the country. And at one university in Ohio, administrators are taking a different approach, one that itself is controversial. Ideastream Public Media’s Taylor Haggerty reports.

TAYLOR HAGGERTY, BYLINE: A growing number of colleges and universities are requiring vaccines for everyone on campus as the fall semester begins, but Cleveland State University is trying something different. While students living on campus need to be fully vaccinated, everyone else gets to make that choice for themselves. University officials argue that their plans for a six-week education campaign encouraging vaccinations could essentially be more effective than a mandate. Here’s Chief of Health Strategy Dr. Forrest Faison.

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