The University of Toronto will require all students living in residence to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.
“The University will require students living in residence for the 2022-23 academic year to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including at least one booster dose. More information on this requirement can be found on the Vice-Provost Student’s website”, the University’s new policy reads.
Data shows the Omicron variant which is now predominant in North America is much less likely to cause death or severe complications.
Mounting evidence also shows vaccines do not prevent the spread of COVID-19. In light of this evidence, users online are questioning the university’s new policy.
“Students who are not fully vaccinated may enroll in classes with in-person components as of May 1, however vaccination requirements may be reinstated with little notice, which could result in de-enrolment”, the University’s website also reads.