University of Toronto students must receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if they want to stay in university dorms next fall.
The university recommends that the starting dose be taken at least 14 days before the start of the 2021/2022 academic year.
Otherwise, students wishing to relocate will have two weeks to vaccinate, warns the University of Toronto, which points out that the note concerns two campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough.
The university considers vaccination necessary, in part, due to the proximity that prevails in the student dormitory area.
“This requirement, approved by the local health authorities, will allow us to offer our students an experience [positive] they are waiting at the residence, ”Vice President Sandy Welch said in a statement.
The University of Toronto intends to facilitate access to vaccines, in particular by hosting vaccination clinics, Ms Welch added.