Lafayette,LA -The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been urging students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in anticipation of full FDA approval. Now that the Pfizer vaccine is approveD, many students are experiencing mixed emotions.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are back on campus to start the fall semester and many like Brittany Ray are excited to get back to in person learning. "Its easier to maintain your time and to get things done rather than procrastinating and you get to meet new people every day.
Kathleen Bedre says though she is happy to be back on campus, there are already talks of going back to virtual if there's another outbreak. "I am a little nervous for that because I am not great at learning when it comes to online, but I think that I can push through it."
Some like Caroline henning see the vaccine as a way to get back in the classroom now that the pfizer dose fda approved. "I'm fine with it especially if it means that campus is going to be more opened in the future and then we possible won't have to wear mask I think it's great."
First-year freshmen caleb viator says he took two years off because he wanted in-person learning, but he feels mandating a vaccine is not the way to go. "I think it should be greatly encouraged but not mandated because I don't think the government should mandate anything for your body."
NEWS15 received a statement from the university that they will require students to get vaccinated now that the FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine. They plan to release more information about the steps in the coming days.