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Topic:  Vaccines required
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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  Vaccines required
   Posted: 8/31/2021 3:41:10 PM 
Welp, we did it. Don't know why it took so long after the FDA approval, but it's done. Students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated by November 15. Students who don't meet that mark cannot participate in on-campus activities or residence for spring semester.
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OUPride
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 8/31/2021 6:14:57 PM 
shabamon wrote:
Welp, we did it. Don't know why it took so long after the FDA approval, but it's done. Students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated by November 15. Students who don't meet that mark cannot participate in on-campus activities or residence for spring semester.


Probably waiting to see what kind of political blowback that OSU would receive from the statehouse.

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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 9/1/2021 8:28:28 AM 
I don't know about Ohio, but the colleges in NJ that require vaccinations have been very lenient in granting exceptions for religious or other reasons.

A friend of mine's son doesn't want to get vaccinated.
No idea why.
He applied for, and got ,a religious exception (Catholic), based on the use of fetal cells in the vaccine development.
He got the exemption even though the cells are decades old and the Pope said there wasn't an issue.

I think the schools just want something for the file.

Now he has to get a weekly PCR test.

Since FDU is primarily a commuter school, they don't offer the tests on campus.


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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 9/1/2021 8:49:08 AM 
Miami also just came down with a vaccine mandate and theirs is even more strict than ours.

They will not let you participate in on campus activities or residence if you are unvaccinated. You can apply for an exemption, but even if granted, they still won't let you on campus. You must either be fully vaccinated or apply for an exemption by the November deadline to even register for Spring semester classes.
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OU_Country
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 9/1/2021 11:31:14 AM 
I'm curious how this will be applied to attendance at on campus sporting events for fans, alumni, etc., and how they'll manage it if they mandate it to attend games. I'm all for the vax and have mine, but it creates a new set of challenges to sort through once it's required.
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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 9/1/2021 11:35:53 AM 
rpbobcat wrote:
I don't know about Ohio, but the colleges in NJ that require vaccinations have been very lenient in granting exceptions for religious or other reasons.

A friend of mine's son doesn't want to get vaccinated.
No idea why.
He applied for, and got ,a religious exception (Catholic), based on the use of fetal cells in the vaccine development.
He got the exemption even though the cells are decades old and the Pope said there wasn't an issue.

I think the schools just want something for the file.

Now he has to get a weekly PCR test.

Since FDU is primarily a commuter school, they don't offer the tests on campus.


Of course, the two most popular vaccines in the U.S -- Pfizer and Moderna -- did not use any fetal cell lines in their development. JNJ did. So, while I'm sympathetic to religious exemptions, and believe they should be granted when legitmate, in this case the reason cited is bogus.

Last Edited: 9/1/2021 11:37:17 AM by OhioCatFan


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stub
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 9/1/2021 12:17:59 PM 
I'm sure some people who don't want to get the vaccine (for countless reasons), will use the religious-morals or medical exemptions because it will probably work. The system needs to be more rigorous to avoid this.

Last Edited: 9/1/2021 2:25:39 PM by stub

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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 9/1/2021 12:26:12 PM 
Isn't Leviticus full of health and personal responsibility stuff?
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Pataskala
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 9/1/2021 6:27:59 PM 
A lot of this is to get off-campus and regional campus students inoculated. Something like 75% of residential students at the Athens campus are fully vaccinated but only 61% of off-campus students are. The regional campuses are down in the 20s. And off-campus students are driving the positive tests in the Athens campus. From August 23 to 28 there were something like 80 new positive tests among students and employees; 55 were off-campus students, 22 were on-campus and three were employees.


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RSBobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 9/1/2021 9:43:41 PM 
Well, the mask I got from OHIO Athletics at least is Black (cloth).

If OHIO Athletics was smart they would have Black fiber type masks at the entrances for students - and/or others. Including all of the visiting HS band members.

That could also be a Big national media storyline to be pushed out by OHIO since this is a Black Out game. How good is OUr Athletic & Marketing Depts to see and take advantage of this opportunity?


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The Optimist
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 9/2/2021 7:29:51 AM 
RSBobcat wrote:
Well, the mask I got from OHIO Athletics at least is Black (cloth).

If OHIO Athletics was smart they would have Black fiber type masks at the entrances for students - and/or others. Including all of the visiting HS band members.

That could also be a Big national media storyline to be pushed out by OHIO since this is a Black Out game. How good is OUr Athletic & Marketing Depts to see and take advantage of this opportunity?


Good idea!


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BobcatFaithful
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  Message Not Read  RE: Vaccines required
   Posted: 9/2/2021 7:41:18 PM 
The Optimist wrote:
RSBobcat wrote:
Well, the mask I got from OHIO Athletics at least is Black (cloth).

If OHIO Athletics was smart they would have Black fiber type masks at the entrances for students - and/or others. Including all of the visiting HS band members.

That could also be a Big national media storyline to be pushed out by OHIO since this is a Black Out game. How good is OUr Athletic & Marketing Depts to see and take advantage of this opportunity?


Good idea!


Great idea! Unfortunately, I think the marketing department has there sights set on other things...grrrr
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