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LI colleges weigh possibility of mandatory boosters for students

Officials at Hofstra University are encouraging students to get a third dose of the vaccine but are not currently making it a requirement.

News 12 Staff

Dec 16, 2021, 4:19 AM

Updated 919 days ago

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Some colleges are considering whether to make COVID-19 boosters mandatory for students as infections on Long Island are increasing.
Officials at Hofstra University are encouraging students to get a third dose of the vaccine but are not currently making it a requirement.
Some students say they are going to get a booster even if the school doesn't mandate it.
Other Hofstra students like Olga Dudley aren't as eager.
"Nobody's going to tell me what to do with my body," Dudley says. "If you want to get a booster then go ahead but I'm not for it."
Dudley says she would consider going to a college where they don't require a booster if Hofstra does.
In a statement Hofstra officials told News 12 that "We are encouraging all members of our community who are eligible to get a COVID-19 booster shot. Our COVID rates remain low because of how well our community has complied with our health and safety protocols during the fall semester."
They went on to say that the situation is evolving, and they will continue to monitor conditions.
Nearby, Adelphi University in Garden City told News 12 that "no decision on booster shots has been made."


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