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More than 200 public US colleges are requiring COVID vaccines. In SC, that’s illegal.

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Wofford College and Furman University are the only colleges in South Carolina mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for students enrolling for fall classes. For state-supported institutions, there is no such requirement despite the American College Health Association’s recommendation that colleges implement COVID-19 vaccination directives for all on-campus students, barring those with medical exemptions.

In The State, Clinton Colmenares, Furman’s director of news and media strategy, said,  “We saw what was happening nationally and took into consideration the advice from the CDC and the state. We want to get back to normal operations and really the best way for us to do that is to require vaccinations.” The State reported that students may request an exemption from the requirement for religious or medical reasons, or due to a “strong personal objection,” Colmenares added.

The State reached out to other schools in South Carolina, both public and private. A subscription is required to view the full article.

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