UConn Students Lose Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate Legal Challenge

Aug. 16, 2021, 5:49 PM

A legal challenge to the University of Connecticut’s policy requiring students to be vaccinated against Covid-19 failed because the challengers all either received an exemption from the school or didn’t bother applying for one, a federal court in the state said Monday.

UConn announced in June it was requiring students who intend to participate in on-campus activities during the upcoming school year to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Students can apply for medical or non-medical exemptions.

Three plaintiffs—two sophomores and the parent of an incoming freshman—alleged that the vaccination requirement unconstitutionally requires them to accept unwanted medical treatment as a ...

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