College COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Show Promising Results as Deadlines Draw Near

Ohio State University's decision to require its campus community to get a COVID-19 vaccine came as a shock to some when it was announced on the first day of fall semester.

But Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson said the decision was the end result of months of coordination –– and it's seeing tangible results. More than 86% of the campus community has been fully vaccinated by Friday, the university's deadline to have received at least one dose.

Discussions had taken place all summer about what the university would do when Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine received full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which many were predicted could be near the beginning of the school year.

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