Federal Judge Affirms Indiana University Vaccine Requirement

A federal judge is allowing Indiana University to continue with its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all students and employees.

Posted: Jul 19, 2021 10:14 AM
Updated: Jul 19, 2021 10:14 AM

A federal judge is allowing Indiana University to continue with its COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all students and employees.

A ruling from a judge in South Bend rejects a request from eight IU students who sought to block the requirement while they pursued a lawsuit claiming that the university's policy violated both their constitutional rights and the state's new law banning vaccine passports.

The judge held a hearing on the case last week and wrote in his ruling that evidence so far shows that IU has pursued a reasonable policy in the "legitimate interest of public health for its students, faculty and staff."

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