Students at St George’s to protest against mandatory vaccination
Students in the School of Arts and Science at St George’s University are planning a protest at the main entrance of the building to formally object to a decision made by the institution which stipulates that all students , faculty, staff, and vendors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be on the compound ahead of the start of classes in August.
The protest, scheduled for today, will be on the day already designated as Vaccination Day by the university.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, Richard Liebowitz, Vaccination Day is being held in partnership with the Ministry of Health.
“Vaccines are the most effective way to safeguard the health of our campus community, our families, and the community at large. It is important that our university community gets vaccinated to help ensure a safe return to normal campus life,” he said.
Vaccination Day will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (local time) for all faculty, staff, and students in Grenada.
The Health Ministry says that the AstraZeneca vaccine will be provided, and it is free of charge for everyone.
Earlier this month, the university announced that its campus would be reopening for in-person classes for the August 2021 semester for all students in the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies.
The statement confirming the reopening explained that the leadership had considered all aspects of a safe return, placing the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff on campus and that of the Grenada community as a priority.