With vaccines against COVID-19 widely available in the U.S., colleges and universities face a profound question -- should they require vaccination for their students and employees? This webinar brings together top experts from multiple disciplines and different points of view. They will debate the ethical, legal, and policy issues raised by COVID vaccine mandates. Reflecting on the history of public health and realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will consider the effectiveness of mandates in advancing community health, the legal basis, and the impact on equity and trust.
In this highly interactive webinar, panelists will discuss the issues, debate solutions, and respond to audience questions.
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- "Counterpoint: Vaccine mandate at U would be counterproductive," Star Tribune
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- Klaassen v. Trustees of Indiana University (N.D. Ind. 2021).
- Klaassen v. Trustees of Indiana University (7th Cir. Aug. 2, 2021).
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- Minnesota Statutes § 135A.14 Statement of Immunization (2020) (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/135A.14)