Massachusetts Community Colleges Explain Why They Don't Plan To Mandate COVID Vaccines This Fall

While community colleges are urging students and staff to get vaccinated as soon as possible, they are not currently looking to make it a requirement.

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- Massachusetts community colleges will not mandate vaccines. In a statement, the 15 community college presidents said, in part, "it is essential that we meet the needs of all of our students, who are often from the communities hit hardest by the pandemic and facing disproportionate access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Now it is more important than ever to prioritize equity, and creating additional barriers for our students would go against our critically important mission of open access for all."