A group of more than 300 Boston College parents, students, alumni, faculty and staff this week signed a petition to the college’s president, Fr. William Leahy, opposing the administration’s recently instituted one-size-fits-all COVID-19 booster mandate.
The petition requests the college create rational “off ramps” to the policy to protect individuals with “hybrid immunity” and those with serologically verifiable evidence of robust COVID-19 antibody immunity.
This is the first community uprising at one of America’s elite universities against unsafe and unnecessary booster mandates
This new mandate was issued even though more than 97% of that campus is already fully vaccinated by mandate — and despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not changed the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include a booster shot.
The biggest problem with this irrational and unsafe booster mandate is that it does not take into consideration the fact that many already vaccinated students, faculty and staff at BC also had a natural infection.