Partner Mark Moore Quoted in ‘The Chronicle of Higher Education’ on Indiana University Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement Lawsuit

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article on June 22, 2021 on a recently filed lawsuit against Indiana University for mandating Covid-19 vaccinations for students and employees entitled “Indiana University Students Sue Over Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement.”

Indiana University recently issued a policy that students, staff and faculty must be fully vaccinated before returning to campus for the fall 2021 term, although they may apply for medical and religious exemptions. The eight students that filed the lawsuit, object to both the vaccine mandate as well as the alternative exemption options. Their argument relies on the fact that institutions cannot require vaccines that are not fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are still under emergency-use.

Partner Mark Moore notes, that higher-education institutions should feel comfortable in requiring  Covid-19 vaccinations, with exemption procedures.  He noted that the only court decision on Covid-19 vaccination requirements so far was dismissed by a federal judge. He states, “I think this should give some comfort to university administrators.”

To learn more, read the article on The Chronicle of Higher Education here.