LSU students have until Sept. 10 to submit proof of first COVID vaccine

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Louisiana State University President William Tate IV released a statement welcoming LSU students back on campus and updating them on the COVID protocols for the upcoming semester.

A synopsis of the protocols can be found below:

LSU students must show proof of the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 10 and “proof of full vaccination status” by October 15.

LSU President William F. Tate IV is giving more details below about the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for students and employees on the LSU campus:

Students:

Yesterday the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine for anyone 16 and over, paving the way for LSU to require vaccines for students, faculty and staff. Louisiana law allows for students to opt out of vaccinations, and those who choose this route will be required to be tested for COVID on a regular basis. Students have until Sept. 10 to submit proof of their first vaccination or formally opt out via the exemption/waiver form on the LSU Student Health Center Patient Portal. Students have until Oct. 15 to submit proof of full vaccination. For more information, please see full message from Tate at https://www.lsu.edu/president/messages/2021/08-24-welcome-students.php

Employees:

Louisiana law allows for students to opt out of vaccinations, and those who choose this route will be required to be tested for COVID on a regular basis. While the law does not allow the same for university employees, it does provide certain exemptions including for medical reasons. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, employees will be able to submit proof of vaccination or complete a vaccine accommodation request form for an exemption. More information on this will follow. Like students, those employees who are exempted from vaccinations will still be required to be tested for COVID on a regular basis. For more information, please see full message from Tate at https://www.lsu.edu/president/messages/2021/08-24-welcome-employees.php

To review the LSU fall semester COVID protocols, click here.

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