Source: Arjun Walia
- The Facts:The University of California, along with several other universities have now made the flu shot a requirement for all students, staff and faculty.
- Reflect On:Why are vaccine mandates moving forward when there is adequate evidence showing that they are not a one size fits all product, they cause injury, they’ve never provided herd-immunity and they are not effective all the time against the target disease?
What Happened: The University of California recently announced that all students, faculty and staff will be required to get their flu vaccinations before November 1st of this year. It’s part of a new system-wide executive order that UC officials announced on Friday. According them, it’s a “proactive measure to help protect members of the UC community – and the public at large – and to ameliorate the severe burdens on health care systems anticipated during the coming fall and winter from influenza and COVID-19.”
A few other universities nationwide have enacted similar policies — Purdue University in Indiana, for example, decided in June to require people returning to campus to get the shot. The University of Miami and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville have also added flu vaccine requirements.