Will More U.S. Colleges And Universities Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For Students This Fall?

Rutgers University is among the first in the U.S. to require vaccinations for students. Cases are on the rise among young adults.

Will More U.S. Colleges And Universities Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For Students This Fall?
A July 1, 2019, file photo of Rutgers University-Camden in Camden, N.J. Rutgers University says it will require that all students be vaccinated for the coronavirus before arriving for classes in the fall of 2021. Mel Evans, File / AP Photo
Will More U.S. Colleges And Universities Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For Students This Fall?
A July 1, 2019, file photo of Rutgers University-Camden in Camden, N.J. Rutgers University says it will require that all students be vaccinated for the coronavirus before arriving for classes in the fall of 2021. Mel Evans, File / AP Photo

Will More U.S. Colleges And Universities Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For Students This Fall?

Rutgers University is among the first in the U.S. to require vaccinations for students. Cases are on the rise among young adults.

As more states move to make all adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, Rutgers University is requiring all students to get vaccinated before arriving on campus in the fall. Now, Illinois State University and other public higher education institutions across the state want to follow suit.

Reset discusses what this means for college campuses, and how schools and students have been navigating the pandemic at large.

GUESTS: Elissa Nadworny, NPR education reporter

Robert Jones, chancellor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alex Chun, sophomore at Northwestern University