Western University to require students in residence to get COVID-19 vaccine


Western University says it will require students living in residence to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The London, Ont.-based school is asking students to get their first shot before their arrival, but says they will have 14 days after moving into residence to get their first shot.

The university says the measure is contingent on the supply of vaccine, and could change based on provincial rules.

It also says that students who can’t get vaccinated for medical reasons, or for reasons protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, can seek an exemption.

The school says it’s bringing in the measure in order to protect student health and safety.

It says it will operate an on-campus vaccination clinic over the summer to offer first and second doses for students, staff and faculty.