Wake Forest University COVID-19 Booster Mandate
#1I don’t believe in mandating vaccines and I believe in personal freedom to choose. I also don’t believe that these vaccines are medically sound enough to inject into our children. There is more harm coming from these vaccines than good!
Jennifer Steinmann (San Antonio , 2022-01-12)
#5The booster should be a personal decision. It's efficacy and safety are not 'settled science'.
Jeffrey Rehm (Commerce, 2022-01-12)
#7The booster is not recommended by the FDA for people in our age group (18-24) and bodily autonomy is an important right for which we need to fight right now
Allison Sprochi (Winston Salem, 2022-01-12)
#17I am tired of Wake Forest treating us students like lab rats. I am also tired of Wake Forest discriminating against unvaccinated students on the basis of the religious and medical exemptions they submitted. If Wake Forest does not start treating their students humanely again, I will be transferring to another school.
Coleman Bunn (McLean, 2022-01-12)
#25My son, who is a freshman, had a reaction to the first vaccine. After being evaluated by his doctor and given an exemption it was denied by the School. He reluctantly received the 2nd shot and his symptoms have worsened. I am very concerned about him being forced to take the booster.
Julie Akers (Boston, 2022-01-12)
#26A number of studies are converging on the fact that 2 doses of vaccination has poor vaccine effectiveness against Omicron. 3 doses does slightly better, but the effect will rapidly wane as antibody titers fall, and infection is certain as the number of exposures increase. These studies have immediate implications for vaccine & health-care policies.
We cannot contain the viral spread of omicron by boosting.
Booster mandates make no sense for young people/ working people/ hospitals/ anywhere. Young people will only be, at best, slightly less likely to spread for a short period of time, but the epidemic waves will eventually over take them. Boosting should happen in populations where it further reduces severe disease and death— aka older & vulnerable people. Focus on that and let college kids off the hook.
Jonanne Lohr (Charlotte, 2022-01-12)
#32I do not believe educational institutions should be requiring EUA vaccines or boosters due to their waning efficiency. Lack of long term testing make these vaccines a concern. Also, educational institutions should be allowing exemptions for natural immunity!
Nancy Norton (Portland, 2022-01-12)
#34I am horrified that the school is requiring the booster for the students. There is insufficient testing on this additional injection, so this should be a personal choice as to whether or not you think it is worth the long-term risks.
Jenny Meyer (Cincinnati, 2022-01-12)
Natalya Danajka (fuquay- varina, 2022-01-13)
#51Medical treatments including vaccines must be a choice. Never mandate health treatments with a one size fits all. Never used the healthy youth to protect and Shield an older population.
Bonnie Aker (Wake-forest , 2022-01-15)
#53The booster should be a personal decision.
Robert Danajka (Fuquay Varina, 2022-01-15)
#64I believe in people to chose their own healthcare needs!
Joline Callahan Stowe (Cypress, 2022-01-18)
#66In light of new evidence from the UK Health Security Agency COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report Week 42, all mandates should be stopped immediately. The UK Department of Health admits on page 23 that "N antibody levels appear to be lower in people who become infected after two doses of vaccination". It goes on to say that this drop in antibodies is essentially permanent. What does this mean? We know that vaccines do not prevent infection or transmission of the virus (indeed, the report elsewhere shows that vaccinated adults are now much more likely to be infected than unvaccinated ones). The British now find that the vaccine interferes with the body's ability to make antibodies after infection not only against the spike protein but also against other parts of the virus. In particular, vaccinated people do not appear to form antibodies against the nucleocapsid protein, the envelope of the virus, which is a crucial part of the response in unvaccinated people. In the long term, the vaccinated are far more susceptible to any mutations in the spike protein, even if they have already been infected and cured once or more. The unvaccinated, on the other hand, will gain lasting, if not permanent, immunity to all strains of the alleged virus after being naturally infected with it even once.
Greg Montgomery (Winston-Salem, 2022-01-18)
#68We plead for Wake Forest University to change their booster mandate policy.
Lynn Parkinson (Jacksonville, 2022-01-18)
#76I am signing this petition because I strongly oppose mandating Covid vaccines, boosters and flu shots. These are private matters.
Jessica Hayden (Collierville, 2022-01-18)
#83I oppose vaccine mandates.
Kathy Swigler (Panama City, 2022-01-19)
#86I am totally against vaccine mandates!!!
Julie Hale (Panama City Beach, 2022-01-19)
#87Perfectly healthy young people have no need for experimental technology!
Lorraine Hudson (Panama City, 2022-01-19)
#90I am signing this petition because I am against an unproven vaccine being mandatory.
Maria Thompson (Panama City Beach, 2022-01-19)
#92I’m signing because no one should be forced to get the Covid vaccine. If they’ve previously been vaccinated and have already gotten Covid then their antibodies should be sufficient enough.
Michelle Cannon (Fort worth , 2022-01-19)
#95College students should not be forced to get the Covid booster. It is not necessary, it is not beneficial, and it is potentially harmful in this age group. Please make the boosters voluntary.
Anne Hearn Bussian (Birmingham , 2022-01-19)
#98There is too much data saying boosters are not only unnecessary for people this age, but possibly dangerous. Where there is risk, there must be choice.
Kristen Miller (Jupiter, 2022-01-19)
#101I am signing because the mask, vaccine and booster mandates are ridiculous and not based on science and have been proven to actually cause more harm than good, Especially young adults in college that are healthy!!!
Maura Schroeder (Lynn haven, 2022-01-19)
#102The Covid vaccine should NOT be mandated
Olivia Quave (Panama City Beach, 2022-01-19)
#111As an educated MD, your demand of students to have an EUA shot which was not tested in accordance with FDA Guidelines, which now is not effective against variants of Sars-COVID-2, which has proven considerable adverse effects and no long term safety data for those under age 20, , and which does not stop infection or transmission is not lawful and will be challenged.
Avery Brinkley Jr MD (Panama City, 2022-01-20)
#113I'm signing because COVID-19 booster mandates are introduce unnecessary and unethical given what we know about COVID and young people.
Michael Dailey (Rye, 2022-01-20)
#116This is wrong in so many ways! I lived this craziness in the 70’s and they want to go backwards instead of forward! We have come so far! God Bless u and God Bless Americans!
Lorie Littlejohn (PCB , 2022-01-21)
#118I believe in safe medical practice which is delivered to meet the need of the individual patient -not the masses. We live in a country where we have the ability to receive this safe care and should not allow anything less to be forced on us or our children.
Patricia Foster (Panama City, 2022-01-21)
#121I don't believe in any mandates regarding vaccines or testing. It's coercion and discrimination.
Jackie Kline (Newfane, 2022-01-21)
#124Freedom of health choice is critical to our American values.
Karen Johnson (Denver, 2022-01-22)
#126No one should be mandated to get a shot that is not approved and that has shown not to stop the transmission or protect you from Covid. It is still just under EAU. The Supreme Court ruled against the mandate.
A University is for education.
Cindy Gracie (Panama City Beach, 2022-01-23)
#129There are many many reasons people choose not to wear a mask. The school should not get into policing each student's right to make their own choices for whatever reason they have.
Annie Gammon (Panama City Beach, 2022-01-24)
#130It is every American’s God-given and Constitutional right to decide what goes into their bodies or not, without coercion, discrimination, and/or repercussions of any kind.
Amy Adams (Altoona, 2022-01-25)
#132Coercive policies that are not taking into account even the latest CDC data and established science around natural immunity are hurtful to our students, community, democracy and freedom.
Colm Terrett (Arlington heights , 2022-01-26)
#133I believe in freedom of choice! I believe in our students and faculty/staff having the right to decide on what they put in their bodies without having to give up all they have worked for! No More Mandates!
Nicole Sell (Chagrin Falls, 2022-01-28)