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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Portland State University announced Wednesday that it will require students attending classes at the downtown Portland campus to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for the fall term.

PSU said it will host a vaccination clinic on campus that is open to students, staff and faculty, along with their family to help make vaccinations more accessible.

“All of us are eager to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us and come together again in person as a campus community,” said PSU President Stephen Percy. “Widespread vaccination is our clearest and best path toward that future. These vaccines have been proven safe and effective in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, and PSU is committed to being a partner in the public health of our region.”

Faculty and staff will also be required to be fully vaccinated by the fall term. Details of that requirement will be determined in consultation with faculty and staff unions.

PSU said The Center Student Health and Counseling will continue to provide COVID-19 testing services and is an approved vaccine site.

Along with PSU, the Oregon State University, University of Portland, Willamette University, and Lewis & Clark College have also announced vaccine requirements as has the University of Washington and Washington State University.

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So what if the vaccination killed your Mother, like it did to mine? We have the same genetic structure. I CAN NOT be forced to comply to such a stupid requirement!


It's freaking funny you liberals just 5 months ago were crying I wouldn't take the shot from Trump and now some how it's totally safe when Biden takes over! It doesn't work like that people why is it now all safe? Biden how nothing to do with the vaccine remember Trump did it but now take it take it! NOPE!


Time to sue! A state college can not make you get shots before class! They better make it law first and it isn't so NO shots required ! The schools doesn't get to make it's own rules! Law suit coming!


I agree !!! That is discrimination against people who do not want the vaccination


Well, actually they can. Most colleges (PSU included) require that students be vaccinated for Measles.

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