Rutgers University Requiring COVID-19 Vaccine In Fall

Rutgers announced Thursday it's requiring COVID vaccines for students returning to campus in the fall.

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- Rutgers announced today it's requiring COVID vaccines for students returning to campus in the fall. School officials say any of the three vaccines are acceptable. But they advise students under 18 to get the Pfizer vaccine, which the FDA has authorized for people as young as 16.

This does not apply to students taking classes online. Those with medical or religious reasons can apply for an exemption. So far, Rutgers is the only institution making the vaccine mandatory.