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LSU faculty members are pushing to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for the campus community ahead of the fall semester



LOUISIANA – But, despite the support among professors and student government associations, some people think that the proposal ventures into legally nebulous territory.

Hundreds of LSU staff this past week rallied behind a Faculty Senate proposal that would see Louisiana’s flagship college join a growing number that have made similar requirements.

Officials think that this mandate would protect the campus and broader community’s most vulnerable from coronavirus.

They also say it would help students grappling with increased depression by curbing potential disruptions viral outbreaks could cause next fall.

The latest figures provided by LSU show that about 70% of faculty are fully vaccinated, compared to 26% of students.

Though officials see room to encourage students to get vaccinated, that figure is still higher than the number of college-aged Louisianans who’ve received them.