University of Washington requiring COVID-19 vaccine for its students

Meg Wochnick, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.
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May 4—The University of Washington announced Monday it is requiring all students attending any of its three campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of fall quarter.

"Widespread vaccination is the only real way we can put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us and return to a more normal way of living, learning and working," UW President Ana Mari Cauce wrote in a message to the University community. "Our community is one that cares — about each other and about the state and society we serve. For your health, and for the health of us all, please get vaccinated as soon as you can."

UW said Monday decisions about vaccine requirements for faculty and staff are still being reviewed.

Washington State University made a similar announcement last week, requiring students, employees and volunteers at its four campuses be vaccinated before the fall semester.