Will LVC Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations?

Q: Now that the FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine, will LVC mandate that students and employees receive it?

A: Out of an abundance of caution and with the guidance of our healthcare partners, the College did not mandate the vaccine while it was under emergency use authorization. On Monday, Aug. 23, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination for individuals ages 16 years and older. The Moderna vaccine is on track to be approved this fall.

LVC administrators are consulting with advisors on- and off-campus to develop a vaccination policy that will work best for our campus community. At this time, LVC continues to strongly encourage students and employees to get vaccinated—to protect public health and the health and safety of each other.

For more information, see:

Full Approval of Covid Vaccine Frees Up Some Colleges to Make Mandates Official

List of Colleges Requiring the COVID-19 Vaccination

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccination