University of Virginia Disenrolls 49 Unvaccinated Students for Failing to Get Mandatory Jab
The University of Virginia (UVA) has disenrolled 49 unvaccinated students who had signed up for courses.
Back in May the university mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester. Campus officials told The Washington Post that over 96 percent of students have been vaccinated. The university has also issued 335 religious and medical exemptions and 184 temporary waivers.
Another 238 students are unvaccinated, though this represents only one percent of all enrolled students. 189 of these 238 have not registered for classes and are likely not returning to UVA in the fall of their own volition. 49 unvaccinated students who did register, however, were dropped from the enrollment list.
UVA had been bombarding unvaccinated students via phone, text, and email to remind them to get the jab, university spokesman Brian Coy told the Post.
In other vaccine news, Big League Politics recently covered the story that federal regulators are investigating Moderna’s COVID vaccine for appearing to cause heart inflammation in young adults:
The Moderna COVID-19 jab is being investigated by federal regulators for reportedly causing heart inflammation in young people, the Washington Post has reported.
Data from Canada has shown that the Moderna vaccine has a higher risk than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to cause heart inflammation in men aged 30 or under.
“While we won’t comment on internal meetings or discussions, we can say that FDA is absolutely committed to reviewing data as it becomes available to us,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Moderna failed to provide a comment to Reuters about the situation.
The U.S. government is refusing to come to a conclusion with regards to the Moderna jab causing heart inflammation in young people, but they are actively investigating the matter.