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Miss. Board Bans Vaccine Mandates at Public Universities

September 22, 2021

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning has voted to ban public universities from requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for students, faculty members and staff, Mississippi Today reported.

Board members have said that they support vaccines but do not believe they should be required. (One possible exception to the rule is University of Mississippi Medical Center.)

Faculty members have been urging the board to authorize vaccine mandates.

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