Republican New York Rep. Claudia Tenney introduced legislation Thursday that would prevent colleges and universities from continuing to impose COVID-19 vaccine mandates on students who want to attend classes.
The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation, which is titled the Ending Vaccine Mandates for Colleges and Universities Act. The bill would specifically restrict access to federal higher education funds for institutions that continue to impose vaccine mandates on their students.
“The decision to receive the COVID vaccine is between a student and their doctor, not their university or the government,” Tenney told the Caller before introducing the legislation. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Totalitarian’ — House Republicans Call On DC Mayor Bowser To Drop Vaccine Mandate For Schools)
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“President Biden has said it himself, the pandemic is over. Now it is time for colleges and universities to lift the mandates, as other institutions have done. Whether a young adult receives the vaccine should not impact their ability to access educational opportunities. It is time to end all unscientific and unconstitutional vaccine mandates, including those that remain in effect on our college students,” Tenney added. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Introduce Bill To Prohibit Federal Vaccine Mandates)
Hundreds of colleges and universities still have COVID-19 vaccine mandates in place. (RELATED: Nearly 50 Republicans File Amicus Brief Opposing Vaccine Mandates For Federal Workers)
Recent studies have shown that the immunity granted by a COVID-19 infection is just as strong, and could be stronger, than the immunity provided by two shots of an mRNA vaccine.