5 Western University students seek injunction to block COVID-19 booster shot mandate – CBC

The injunction argues the London school doesn’t have the authority under Ontario privacy laws

Sep 08, 2022

Five Western University students have filed a court injunction in an attempt to block the London, Ont., institution’s compulsory COVID-19 booster shot mandate, saying the school “lacks the authority” to collect the necessary information to implement such measures.

Western announced in August, not long before the start of the new school year, that it would require students to have a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and they’d also have to wear masks in class. At the time, Western Communications said the decision for the policy was made after extensive consultation with its science experts and community.

But the announcement has faced pushback from students and anti-vaccine groups, who descended upon campus on Aug. 27 to protest the new rules.

Western is among the rare few universities across Canada, that mandated booster shots for the start of this school year, with some bringing back masking and the vast majority encouraging the two.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/western-university-vaccine-mandate-covid19-1.6574529

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