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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Issues new vaccine requirement guidelines

UL officials say that students who plan to take winter intersession or spring semester courses will now need to submit a proof of a covid-19 vaccine.

Posted: Sep 9, 2021 4:17 PM

LAFAYETTE, LA -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette issued their vaccination requirement guidelines for all students this school year.

UL officials say that students who plan to take winter intersession or spring semester courses will now need to submit a proof of covid-19 vaccine.

“I think there will be some people that drop out.” Jonathan Carmichael Said.

With the fall semester beginning, UL students are gearing up for yet another challenge of covid-19 restrictions.

“It's unfortunate that people feel this stubbiness. I understand the hesitancy to take the vaccines but I think everyone at this point is kind of crowing at the walls.” Maya Cook Said.

The “shot for $100 campaign” is getting more students motivated to get the vaccine more than ever now as restrictions become strict.

“I feel like it’s a smart move from the university. It helps them keep up with the government and everything and just kind of protects the students even further.” Bladyn Breaux Said.

While some students feel optimistic about UL’s move to get students vaccinated , others are
feeling fearful.

“I need to do some of my own research. I would say now if I can get by without taking it , I'd rather do that. I've had covid. It was not that much of a problem for me.”

Senior Karson Petry hopes all students do what’s best for them while making the decision to get vaccinated.

“It helps slow the spread, it helps keep everyone around us safe. I think if masks are really well enforced, they don’t necessarily need to ensure the vaccine.” Karson Petry Said.

If students decide not to get vaccinated or submit the appropriate documentation for exemption, they will have a hold on courses for spring 2022 and winter 2021 Intersession registration.

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