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Louisiana State University will require students on its campuses to be vaccinated now that the FDA has given full approval to the Pfizer vaccine, but details of the mandate were still coming, university officials said Monday.

Posted: Aug 23, 2021 1:09 PM
Updated: Aug 24, 2021 10:52 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State University will require students on its campuses to be vaccinated now that the FDA has given full approval to the Pfizer vaccine, but details of the mandate were still coming, university officials said Monday.

The university has more than 30,000 students.

Louisiana has repeatedly broken records this month for the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19. Most of the hospitalizations involve people who are unvaccinated, according to the state health department.

Only about 39% of Louisiana’s residents are fully vaccinated, one of the nation’s lowest inoculation rates.

On Tuesday LSU officials announced LSU will require all Tiger Stadium guests 12 years of age and older to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to entry.

LSU students are required to submit proof of their first vaccination by Sept. 10 Students have until Oct. 15 to submit proof of full vaccination.

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