Disability Bias Case Against University Raises Vaccination Issue

Sept. 9, 2019, 2:33 PM

Maryland’s Frostburg State University will face trial on disability bias claims brought by a student excluded from classes allegedly due to his noncompliance with the university’s mandatory vaccination policy, a federal court in Maryland ruled.

There were factual disputes over whether Shane Mallon was “otherwise qualified” to attend the university despite his disability because he could satisfy the vaccination requirement or qualified for an accommodation, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland said.

Mallon was enrolled at Frostburg in fall 2017 and spring 2018. Mallon’s doctor provided the university with a note stating he has rheumatoid arthritis and...

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