KYW Medical Report: Colleges make vaccination plans for the fall

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The number of people getting vaccinated increases the hope that we can return to normal, especially in the classroom.

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, colleges across the country are making plans for in-person classes.

The University of Pennsylvania, for example, is requiring students to get the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to in-person learning in the fall, with exceptions for medical or religious reasons.

For any student who has not been vaccinated by the time he or she returns to campus, the university will provide vaccination clinics, but students will need to quarantine for two weeks after receiving the first dose.

The return to normalcy is taking some time, but vaccines are making a difference.

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