Student leaders from Students United want a vaccine mandate for the Minnesota State System. LeadMN has not called for a vaccination mandate, but President Axel Kylander told Malhotra and board members Wednesday that campuses must do more to increase their vaccination rates. Read the full article here.
Some unvaccinated students have been swayed by false information online, Kylander said. He encouraged campuses to hire students as ambassadors to educate their peers about the safety of available COVID-19 vaccines. "For students swayed by misinformation, clarification from medical professionals does not resonate," Kylander said. "A vaccine-hesitant student will listen to a classmate whereas they would not listen to a doctor."