As students across the nation head back to college, the majority of them are most likely not thinking of COVID-19 vaccines, let alone the draconian COVID-19 vaccine mandates that locked down the entire world. Yet, despite the CDC declaring the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) on May 5, 2023, as of August 10, 2023, nearly 60 colleges and universities in the United States still require the dangerous gene-damaging COVID-19 jab to attend school this fall. In fact, on August 15, Rutgers University is set to disenroll students that fail to comply with the mandates, per anonymous sources, according to Brownstone Institute.

The advocacy group No College Mandates tracks the troubling college COVID shot requirement data. Their work reveals that Rutgers—the first University in the country to require students to take COVID vaccines for fall 2021 enrollment—requires all students and employees who have not been granted a medical or religious exemption by the University to receive the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines. Oddly—since the shot targets the BA.4/BA.5 variants which are both long gone—booster doses are no longer required unless an individual falls within the definition of a “Covered Individual,” which means all healthcare personnel and all public safety personnel.

Besides Rutgers, other colleges still enforcing the tyrannical COVID shot requirement include Harvard, Johns Hopkins, The Julliard School, the University of Pittsburgh, and Santa Clara University, to name a few. Not surprisingly, like Santa Clara University (SCU), many colleges enforcing the mandate are in Gavin Newsom’s dilapidated California. Currently, a group of students and medical freedom experts are challenging aspects of SCU’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which requires every incoming freshman to receive the jab. As reported by The College Fix, they have filed an appeal that alleges the policy is “ruthlessly enforced.” Shockingly, one of the student plaintiffs was initially denied a medical exemption from SCU’s mandatory booster policy even though she had a severe reaction to her first COVID vaccine, and her doctors supported her exemption.

Speaking of the lawsuit, No College Mandate’s co-founder Lucia Sinatra shared with The College Fix that she believes SCU, a private Jesuit institution located in Northern California’s Santa Clara County known for its aggressive enforcement of COVID lockdown policies, is one of the most “abhorrent” and “egregious” of all colleges still enforcing COVID jab mandates.

Interestingly, most of the roughly 60 colleges still enforcing mandatory COVID-19 shots do not mandate the flu vaccine, even though there are about 12 thousand and up to 52 thousand deaths caused by the flu each year. Trial Site News recently cited statistics from the CDC estimating that, besides the 12 to 52 thousand deaths per year, there are between 9 million and 41 million flu cases each year, with between 140 thousand to 700 thousand hospitalizations. Not surprisingly, schools mandating flu shots along with COVID shots include Harvard and Johns Hopkins.

Despite the end of the PHE surrounding COVID-19, the question remains what drives the colleges and universities that demand their students receive a dangerous COVID injection that failed miserably to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and has given an unprecedented rise in myocarditis? Many colleges and universities adopted COVID vaccine mandates following Biden’s September 9, 2021, order mandating vaccination for employees of federal contractors, including federally funded research universities like Rutgers, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins. By conditioning ongoing receipt of federal contractor dollars, the order changed the landscape in higher ed, bringing more uniformity to vaccine requirements across higher education institutes and state lines. As reported by Inside Higher Ed, universities in conservative states where state laws or executive orders prohibited COVID vaccine mandates announced plans to require their employees to get vaccinated. Colleges and universities still pushing vaccine mandates tend to be concentrated in left-leaning blue states.

No College Mandates is a group of concerned parents, doctors, nurses, professors, students, and other college stakeholders that has aligned with organizations like The HighWire, Children’s Health Defense, and The Unity Project to end COVID-19 mandates. The group highlights what countless dedicated experts have hailed since the mRNA jabs hit the stage, declaring that “neither sufficient clinical data for young adults nor long-term safety data exist for these recently developed novel vaccines.” That statement rings true today, over two years later. Today, young college students with their entire lives in front of them are being forced to get the life-changing shot as if it is no big deal. But something is wrong, and people are catching on. As universities like Rutgers ruthlessly forge ahead with COVID vaccine mandates despite the pandemic being over, their dangerous actions are coming to light. Writing for Brownstone Institute, Lucia Sinatra shared what has been heard all too often across the board regarding COVID vaccine mandates at colleges and elsewhere, writing:

“Meanwhile, Rutgers insisted to its community members that nobody was forced to get vaccinated since they could request an exemption. What they were not advertising was that exemptions were hard to come by. Religious exemptions were mostly denied. Medical exemptions often took months and multiple appeals to be approved, if ever. While the University did give a 90-day extension on booster compliance based on a recent COVID infection, this extension could only be requested once, and any medical exemption requests based on positive antibody titers from prior COVID infections were denied.”



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Tracy Beanz is an investigative journalist with a focus on corruption. She is known for her unbiased, in-depth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. She hosts the Dark to Light podcast, found on all major video and podcasting platforms. She is a bi-weekly guest on the Joe Pags Radio Show, has been on Steve Bannon’s WarRoom and is a frequent guest on Emerald Robinson’s show. Tracy is Editor-in-chief at