Students in the School of Arts and Science at St George’s University on April 23, protested at the main entrance of the building to formally object to a decision made by the institution which stipulates that all students, faculty, staff and vendors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to be on the compound ahead of the start of classes in August. 7
The protest, which was scheduled for today is the day already designated as vaccination day by the University.
According to Vice-Chancellor Richard Liebowitz, vaccination day is being held in partnership with the Ministry of Health.
“Vaccines are the most effective way to safeguard the health of our campus community, our families, and the community at large. It is important that our university community gets vaccinated to help ensure a safe return to normal campus life,” he said.
He added that many universities around the world are requiring COVID-19 vaccination as part of their return strategies for the Fall term.
The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers Union which is the trade union representing the workers is yet to state the mandatory vaccination for staff.
Grenada began its COVID-19 vaccination programme on February 12 and as of April 21st, a total of 11,689 people received the first dose of the vaccine.