Indiana University is being sued by eight students who say its COVID-19 vaccination requirement violates the “14th Amendment, which includes rights of personal autonomy and bodily integrity and the right to reject medical treatment, and Indiana’s recently passed vaccine passport law,” The Indianapolis Star reported.
The requirement — which applies to all IU campuses — was revised after the state’s attorney general issued an opinion against it. The requirement is in place, but students no longer have to submit documentation to show that they have been vaccinated.
“The university is confident it will prevail in this case,” said Chuck Carney, a university spokesman. “Following release of the Indiana attorney general’s opinion, our process was revised, with uploading proof of vaccination no longer required. The attorney general’s opinion affirmed our right to require the vaccine.”