(CBS Detroit) — Michigan State University is implementing a vaccine booster mandate for students and staff beginning upcoming semester.
University President Samuel L. Stanley announced the mandate Friday, saying “All members of our campus community who were fully vaccinated either with a two-dose regimen more than six months ago or a one-dose regimen more than two months ago are now eligible for a booster and should immediately receive one.”READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Where are the Female CEOs in Michigan?
Students who do not get a COVID-19 booster shot will be considered non-compliant with the university vaccine mandate and will not be allowed on campus. Staff would be let go.
MSU is joined by the University of Michigan, which is also requiring the vaccine booster.READ MORE: MSU Police: Tip From Private Investigator Led To Discovery Of Body Believed To Be Brendan Santo
U of M cited the omicron variant, which officials said was detected within the community on the Ann Arbor campus. The university is requiring the booster shot for all three campuses.
The deadline to receive the booster for the Ann Arbor campus is Feb. 4 or as soon as they are eligible based on their individual vaccination schedule.MORE NEWS: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
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