Carnegie Mellon College requests COVID-19 vaccines for faculty college students – CBS Pittsburgh
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Carnegie Mellon University requires all students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this fall.
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CMU officials say the COVID-19 vaccine will be added to the list of vaccinations and vaccines required for full-time students on the Pittsburgh campus. Before the semester begins, students must submit documents about their vaccinations.
“Consistent with scientific evidence of the importance of vaccine introduction in combating the spread of the virus, Carnegie Mellon University will, to the extent permitted by law, require all enrolled students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting this fall semester,” university officials said in a letter.
They say there will be opportunities for students to get vaccinated before the semester starts.
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Medical and religious exemptions are being considered, and the university has announced that it will publish details of the procedure for applying for an exemption this summer. According to the CMU, individuals who are exempt from the tax must meet the mitigation requirements in order to participate in campus life.
The policy would apply to all undergraduate and graduate students in U.S. programs.
According to CMU, the staff is investigating a potential need for faculties and staff in Pittsburgh.
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Even with the vaccine, the CMU expects the fall semester to begin with several harm control protocols.