With the start of the new academic year just over a month away, Ivy League schools have announced re-opening plans for Fall 2021 that make COVID vaccines and medical information disclosure mandatory for new and returning students.
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia, and Cornell Universities and Dartmouth College have all made the experimental vaccines a requirement for normal school attendance, with exceptions.
Harvard University president, Lawrence Bacow, wrote on Harvard’s website: “To reach the high levels of vaccination needed to protect our community, Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all students and staff who will be on campus this fall. As with existing requirements for other vaccines, exceptions will be provided only for medical or religious reasons.”
In order to claim exemption from the vaccine for religious reasons, students must submit an online form to be approved. Harvard’s vaccine FAQ website warns: “Any community member who is not vaccinated will be subject to additional public health measures (e.g., masking, additional testing). In addition, students who are not vaccinated will be placed on a registration hold.”