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Vaccine Mandates in Place at Illinois Universities as Others Only Encourage Shots

Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois University, and Southern Illinois University only encourage shots, while several others make the vaccine mandatory.

Posted: Jul 20, 2021 9:16 AM

Two Illinois-based agencies that oversee higher education encouraged colleges and universities to require COVID-19 vaccinations of students heading to campuses this fall.

The two say the recommendation follows recently released guidance from the CDC contending it will help facilitate a safe transition to in-person learning.

Some schools have already put a vaccine mandate in place, including the University of Illinois, Northwestern, DePaul, and Loyola.

Others such as Illinois State University, Eastern Illinois Univesity and Southern Illinois University are only encouraging the vaccine at this time.

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