Macalester joins growing list of U.S. colleges and universities to require COVID-19 vaccination

When classes start this fall at St. Paul’s Macalester College, students and employees on campus will be vaccinated against the coronavirus. That’s because the college is requiring it, with only limited exception.

Macalester appears to be the first Minnesota college or university to make COVID vaccinations mandatory by the fall. The news comes as other schools and workplaces weigh whether — and how — to do the same. (On Wednesday, Carleton College in Northfield announced similar guidelines.)

For more on the decision, MPR News host Cathy Wurzer talked with Macalester College president Suzanne Rivera.

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