Ohio Dominican University will require vaccination against COVID-19


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio Dominican University announced Tuesday it will require vaccination against COVID-19 for students, faculty and staff.

The deadline to show proof of full vaccination will be Nov. 15.

A masking policy for classrooms, hallways, residence halls and dining halls remains in place.

ODU President Connie Gallaher said a survey indicated that 97% of faculty and 75% of students were fully vaccinated, but out of those who were not, 64% said they did not intend to get the shot.

“It is incumbent upon us as a university founded in faith, service, justice and commitment to the common good that we do everything possible to foster a culture of care and protect all members of our campus family,” Gallaher said.

Individuals will be allowed to request exemptions for medical or religious reasons.

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