USU vaccination rates plateau as requirement deadline passes


The university announced a vaccination requirement last August for the spring 2022 semester.

(Kim Raff | Tribune file photo) Old Main on the campus of Utah State University in Logan on Feb. 25, 2013. Utah State University is stepping up recruitment of out-of-state students to make up for lower enrollment numbers after the lowering of the missionary age.

Vaccination rates among Utah State University students have remained steady as they return to school, showing little change from percentages before the break.

USU announced a vaccination requirement last August for the coming spring 2022 semester, asking students to fill out vaccine declarations claiming vaccination, intent or exemption. As spring semester began on Monday, 24,518 students had completed their declarations, according to USU spokesperson Emilie Wheeler. Of those students, 84% were fully vaccinated, vaccinated but missing documentation, or said they would be fully vaccinated by semester’s start on Jan. 10.

Wheeler said a number of students had called in, unable to schedule their second dose before the deadline, worried their classes would be dropped.

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This article is published through the Utah News Collaborative, a partnership of news organizations in Utah that aim to inform readers across the state.


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