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OSU will ‘likely’ require COVID booster shot

Chris Lehman
Oregon State University said it would "likely" require students and employees to receive a COVID-19 booster shot.

Oregon State University says it will "likely" require students and employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. The school has already mandated the initial doses of the vaccine. OSU says the booster requirement isn’t official, but urged students, faculty and staff to seek out the additional shot over the holiday break.

"Please be aware that while presently not a requirement, it is likely OSU will require all employees, as well as students engaged in on-site learning, to obtain the booster, as an appropriate follow-up to the university’s vaccination requirement," wrote OSU Edward Feser in a letter to the university community.

On Monday, the University of Oregon announced it will require booster doses for students and staff, but it did not set a deadline to comply. The university said it would take effect "upon final review of existing research and government guidance."

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December 2018 and became News Director in March 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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