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Marquette to require all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for 2021-22 academic year

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Marquette University is now requiring all students- undergraduates, graduates and professionals that will be on campus going to classes throughout the 2020-21 year be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before August 1.

The university consulted with many health experts about this decision, and it was ultimately approved by Marquette’s COVID-19 response team, University Academic Senate Executive Committee, Staff Senate, Marquette University Student Government Executive Board and the Graduate Student Organization.

President Lovell sent out a statement this morning explaining why Marquette made this decision.

“A vaccinated student population will allow us to provide you with a richer in-person experience, reduce testing and let you interact more freely across campus.”

Lovell also mentioned how the scientific evidence for the COVID-19 vaccine conveys how they are not only safe, but also effective against reducing transmission of COVID-19.

Once vaccinated, students will need to provide proof of their vaccination to the MU Patient Portal by uploading their vaccination card to the site.

Students are able to request exemption from needing the COVID-19 vaccine for medical, religious or personal preference reasons as students can do for other required vaccinations at the university. If granted exemption, those students must go through surveillance testing for COVID-19.

This story was written by Julia Abuzzahab. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Julia Abuzzahab, Executive Projects Editor
Julia Abuzzahab is a senior from Wausau, Wisconsin studying journalism and film and media studies and is the Executive Projects Editor of the Marquette Wire for the 2023-2024 school year. Prior to this position, she served as the Executive News Editor for the organization. Outside of the Wire, she enjoys playing piano and seeing her friends. She is most excited to see all of the work her and her team accomplish this year and spending time with her friends in the newsroom.  

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