University of Virginia disenrolls over 200 students who did not meet school’s vaccination policy
The University of Virginia has cut 238 students from its rolls after they failed to comply with the university’s vaccination policy, school officials confirmed.
“We first announced this vaccination requirement on May 20 and the deadline for compliance was July 1,” Brian Coy, a spokesman for the university, told ABC News.
“Since then, students received multiple reminders about this policy and the need to either be vaccinated or request a medical or religious exemption.
Students who remained out of compliance after the deadline received multiple communications in the form of emails, texts, phone calls, and in some cases phone calls to their parents.
The University’s vaccination policy was also covered extensively on our digital platforms, our daily news product, the student newspaper, and local media all over Virginia.”
The university has given the students until Aug. 25 to comply or they won’t be allowed to come back school in the fall.
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Source : ABC News