Lawsuits, Health Regulations and Student Safety: Colleges Weigh Whether to Require COVID-19 Vaccines

OANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – For Virginia students, the college checklist this year may include more than laptops and backpacks. Proof of a COVID-19 vaccine could be just as important.

Already, three Virginia schools – Mary Baldwin, Virginia Wesleyan and Hampton University – will require the shots, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, which has been tracking requirements nationwide.

Dozens more schools are still weighing their decisions, which will affect tens of thousands of college-bound Virginians.

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