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Virginia Tech now requiring all of its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 1

The university said employees can seek exemption for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs

Just days ahead of its fall semester, Virginia Tech has announced that vaccinations will now be required for all university employees, with exemptions for medical reasons and sincerely held religious beliefs.
Just days ahead of its fall semester, Virginia Tech has announced that vaccinations will now be required for all university employees, with exemptions for medical reasons and sincerely held religious beliefs.

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Just days ahead of its fall semester, Virginia Tech has announced that vaccinations will now be required for all university employees, with exemptions for medical reasons and sincerely held religious beliefs.

The university said it is requiring its employees to be fully vaccinated out of precaution as COVID-19 cases spike in the U.S. The university added that it will also allow it to better monitor the community’s overall health.

According to Virginia Tech, all employees must report that they have been fully vaccinated or seek exemption by Oct. 1. The university says that failure to report to it by this date could result in disciplinary action and even dismissal.

If you have already reported your information to Virginia Tech, there’s is no additional information that you need to provide.

The vaccine was already required for students returning to campus.

At this time, 94% of Virginia Tech students and 82% of its employees are fully vaccinated.

For more information about vaccination requirements, click here.


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Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.