COVID shots required for Nevada college students


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Beginning with the spring semester, all students attending in person classes at the Nevada System of Higher Education must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The State Board of Health approved a vaccine requirement for all students enrolling after Nov. 1. Students will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination before registering and enrolling for the spring semester.
The unanimous vote came after several hours of testimony and public comment. The ruling, however, does not change existing exemptions for religious beliefs and medical conditions.
Existing regulations already require students to be vaccinated for tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps and rubella.
The vaccination mandate was recommended by Gov. Steve Sisolak’s Medical Advisory Team earlier this month. At this point, the vote imposed emergency regulations that will be effective for 120 days. They would have to undergo a more rigorous process to be made permanent if health officials decide that is necessary.
The emergency regulations will actually take effect after Sisolak signs off on them and files them with the Secretary of State.
Vaccinations are available to all aged 12 and older and are free for everyone. Insurance is not required.
Those needing shots can find a convenient location at NVCOVIDFighter.org or by calling 800-401-0946.

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RobertS 4 months, 4 weeks ago

A preprint paper by the prestigious Oxford University Clinical Research Group, published Aug. 10 in The Lancet, found vaccinated individuals carry 251 times the load of COVID-19 viruses in their nostrils compared to the unvaccinated.

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