Colleges to strengthen wellness education and encourage students to get vaccinated

AUGUSTA, ME — AUGUSTA, ME – Maine’s community colleges have ended a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for on-campus students, effective immediately.

The student vaccine protocol had required all on-campus students to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Maine Community College System (MCCS) President David Daigler cited better access and range of preventative and treatment options for COVID-19, strong vaccination rates in Maine, and improved outcomes for pandemic victims as key factors in his recommendation to the board of trustees.

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