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  • Writer's pictureSarah Smith

GOOD NEWS: UNM and NMSU Vaccine Mandates Dropped!

Dear New Mexicans, GOOD NEWS: New Mexico State University and University of New Mexico have dropped their vaccine mandates for students and staff! Here are links with more information about these changes for UNM and NMSU: UNM

  • https://www.kob.com/new-mexico/unm-lifts-covid-19-vaccine-requirement/

  • http://news.unm.edu/news/unm-lifts-covid-19-vaccination-requirement-for-most-lobos

NMSU

  • https://kvia.com/top-stories/2023/03/01/nmsu-ends-requirement-for-students-employees-to-be-fully-vaccinated-against-covid-19

  • https://chancellor.nmsu.edu/correspondence/Updates%20to%20NMSU%20COVID-19%20vaccine%20requirements.pdf

These mandates were being applied to 40,000+ students and staff, including high school students attending dual-credit classes. These mandates never should have happened in the first place, and we have been applying pressure on UNM and NMSU to drop the mandates since their inception. We would like to extend a HUGE THANKS to Jessica López in Albuquerque, who helped numerous people across the state in obtaining exemptions to these mandates and led protests against the mandate at UNM. Thanks also to the many staff at NMSU who led protests against the mandate there. You may be interested in this Op-Ed about UNM and NMSU's vaccine mandates, which includes important reference links:

  • https://newmexicosun.com/stories/637394742-unm-and-nmsu-should-drop-their-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-now

A recent article by public health officials and epidemiologists, published in the BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics, concluded that “university booster mandates are unethical” and “may result in a net harm to healthy young adults.” The same article urged “universities and schools to rescind all COVID-19 vaccine mandates.”

  • https://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2022/12/05/jme-2022-108449



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