US colleges weigh vaccine mandates for fall

Colleges across the United States are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get COVID-19 vaccines and whether it should be a requirement for next fall.

Some universities have already said students will have to get shots before returning to campus, including at Rutgers, Brown, Cornell and Northeastern.

Schools say it’s meant to protect the campus and give students the confidence to return.

But some say they cannot legally require the vaccines because they do not have full federal approval.

Experts say it’s a legal gray area.

Still, some colleges are opting to recommend shots without requiring them.

The biggest clashes could come in states taking a stance against vaccine requirements.

In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis this month banned all businesses from requiring customers to show proof of vaccination.

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