By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The University of Pittsburgh won’t require students to get the COVID-19 shot this fall, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.READ MORE: Pitt Offering Prizes, Including Up To $2,500 In Cash, To Students Vaccinated Against COVID-19
The Post-Gazette reports Chancellor Patrick Gallagher confirmed the university’s decision during a board of trustees meeting Friday morning.READ MORE: Duquesne University To Require COVID-19 Vaccines For All Students
Even as Pitt announced incentives for vaccinated students and other Pittsburgh universities decided to make the COVID-19 shot mandatory, the university had been undecided on a requirement.
Gallagher said students won’t be barred from attending classes if they don’t get the shot, but the Post-Gazette reports those who are unvaccinated may face health requirements like testing and the use of PPE.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania State Schools Aren’t Allowed To Require COVID-19 Vaccines Yet
Other schools like CMU and Duquesne are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students in the fall.