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USU sees majority of students vaccinated following spring 2022 vaccination requirement

USU announced in August 2021 that students were required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 for the spring 2022 semester. Students have had to submit their declaration of vaccination status in order to enroll for spring classes. As of the end of November 92% of students have completed their declarations. As of the last tally, 87% of students on the Logan campus, 70% of students at USU Eastern and 86% of students at USU Blanding are vaccinated. Around 13% of students across all USU campuses have taken a vaccine exemption for medical, religious, or personal reasons.

Ellis Juhlin is a science reporter here at Utah Public Radio and a Master's Student at Utah State. She studies Ferruginous Hawk nestlings and the factors that influence their health. She loves our natural world and being part of wildlife research. Now, getting to communicate that kind of research to the UPR listeners through this position makes her love what she does even more. In her free time, you can find her outside on a trail with her partner Matt and her goofy pups Dodger and Finley. They love living in a place where there are year-round adventures to be had!