Stop Booster Mandates for College Students in Virginia
#4No one has authority to mandate vaccines that doesn’t work. Stop sacrificing our future for the pharmaceutical profits.
Akiko Hudson (Glenview , 2022-01-13)
#5We must stop this medical tyranny.
Joni McGary (Bloomington, 2022-01-13)
#7No one should be forced to endure a medical procedure to attend college.
Leslie Hicks (Fairfax, 2022-01-13)
#9Because my grandson is is college and I want him protected against this poison!
Susan Hendrick (Woodbridge , 2022-01-13)
#10Children should not be subject to medical experimentation . 339 Athletic cardiac arrest and serious health issues have occurred worldwide plus 193 athletes are now dead. Natural immunity is always better than vaccine induced immunity. For the love of God, can this scientific methodology be questioned?
Lisa Shields (Fairplay , 2022-01-13)
#11Stop the mandates! Where there is risk there must be choice!
Nicole Duckworth (Virginia Beach, 2022-01-13)
#12College age individuals have always been at extremely low risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death from covid - even before vaccines were available. Now most are vaccinated and many covid recovered and have a near zero risk of severe illness, hospitalization, and death. A booster is medically unnecessary for college age individuals. How can it provide additional protection when they are already at near zero risk. It is unethical, immoral and I would think illegal to require this age cohort to receive a medical intervention against their will for a virus which poses a statistically zero risk to them. It must be a choice! This will not end until we say no more. There is already talk of additional booster shots, variant specific vaccine/shots, and the language has changed from # of boosters to are you "up to date on your vaccinations".
Paula Werme (King George, 2022-01-13)
#18The incidence of myocarditis/pericarditis among males aged 18 to 24 after receiving two doses of Covid vaccines.
The results were disturbing—to say the least:
Those who received Pfizer for the first dose and then Moderna for the second dose (within 30 days) had a risk of 1 in 1,287.
Those who received two doses of Moderna within 30 days (the recommended schedule) had a risk of 1 in 2,653.
Those who received two doses of Pfizer within 30 days (again, the recommended schedule) had a risk of 1 in 10,526.
A similar paper published back in September 2021 by Tracy Beth Høeg, a physician with a PhD in public health and epidemiology from UC Davis, examined rates of myocarditis in 12- to 17-year-old boys and found an overall vaccine-associated risk of myocarditis of 1 in 6,173 in 12- to 15-year-olds and 1 in 10,638 in 16- to 17-year-olds.
Kelly Thompson (Maryland, 2022-01-13)
#20Because mandating these vaccines on young people with very little risk of disease but enhanced risk of injury is criminal, unethical and immoral
Jeanine Botkin (Mount Sidney, 2022-01-13)
#21I believe in medical freedom and that our students need to be protected. Their risk to harm from Covid is essentially ZERO. I cannot say the same for the vax.
Jenni Farber (Manassas, 2022-01-13)
#23I do not believe in mandatory COVID-19 vaccines, or boosters.
Jennifer Widmar (Springfield , 2022-01-13)
#24Experimental vaccine Mandates are illegal. Period.
Carla Kamp (Rochester Hills, 2022-01-13)
#26Forcing college students to be vaccinated is not supported by science or ethics
Deanna Harris (Atlanta, 2022-01-13)
#30I'm signing because forcing our young adults to take this experimental vaccine is wrong. It does not even prevent infection OR transmission. They are forcing the vaccine on students with natural immunity from previous infection.
Stephany Garvie (Chesapeake, 2022-01-13)
#31For my children and anyone else seeking to live in a free society.
Urdley Smith (Alexandria, 2022-01-13)
#33Boosters have the potential for more harm than good. Stop destroying the immune systems of our college students, and allow them the medical freedom to choose.
Jessica Bauer (Moseley, 2022-01-13)
#38European Medicines Agency vaccine strategy chief Marco Cavaleri cautioned against frequent boosting, saying, “…even if multiple boosters do prove to be necessary, they would need to be spaced out in the style of annual flu jabs, rather than delivered every several months.” He also warned that overly frequent booster doses could potentially lead to "problems with immune response."
Juan Yeap (Ukiah, 2022-01-13)
#40Mandates have no place in a Free society. We have to stop this.
Mariclair Reeves (Mclean, 2022-01-13)
#42This is not ethical when the vaccines have been proven to be more risk than the disease for young adults.
Katie Tolbert (Lancaster, 2022-01-13)
#45Medical decisions should never be mandated. Where there is risk, there must be choice.
Amy High (Chatham , 2022-01-13)
#48My daughter is a student at UVA and has high antibody levels to Covid but is still required to get a booster. These boosters have ZERO benefit in college age patients and have known risks of blood clotting abnormalities and myocarditis.
Anne Bussian (Birmingham , 2022-01-13)
#53I do not think vaccines or mask should be mandate we the people
Have our rights
Sondra Scheier (Houston, 2022-01-13)
#54These mandates are wrong and unconstitutional.
Kristina Clark (Nokesville, 2022-01-13)
#56There should note be vaccine mandates for individuals that are low risk of dying from covid. There are to many risks and side effects to this vaccine that cause more complications in this age group than getting covid itself.
Tamara Orlando (Chesapeake, 2022-01-13)
#57Tired of the discriminatory testing of only unvaccinated.
Karen Quiachon (Fairfax , 2022-01-13)
#61I’m signing because these young adults are at very low risk of serious complications from acquiring Covid, vaccinated or not vaccinated. In fact, it seems the vaccines are hurting them. Not to mention, these vaccines don’t appear to be protecting them or anyone from Covid. As an American, a forced non FDA approved vaccine is pure evil and so wrong on so many levels.
Lorie Bowling (Roanoke, 2022-01-13)
#65I have two college sons and it has been a nightmare for them to even try to get a decent education with the constant harassment and stress from these constant mandates, testing and masking! This needs to stop!!
Mitze Thornhill (Fairfax, 2022-01-13)
#72I’m signing because I have two kids in VA colleges and another set to go this fall. We can all see that the vaccine is not stopping the spread of Covid, therefore the choice to get further vaccinated should be left up to the individual. For my fit, healthy kids, the risk of harm from the vaccine is greater than their risk of harm from contracting Covid.
Julie Jennings (Ashburn, 2022-01-13)
#74Who is liable when a student is harmed by school mandates?
Barbara Paul (Brielle, 2022-01-13)
#80Vaccine mandates for young, healthy adults who have little to no risk from Covid are wrong and unAmerican.
Elizabeth Carroll (LEESBURG, 2022-01-14)
#82I’m signing because my son was forced to get the first vaccine to attend Radford against his own will and mine. He does not want to risk his health further by having to keep getting repeated boosters that aren’t even proving to prevent the virus. College students have never been high risk for covid complications so why should they be forced to take a vaccine that is not even stopping the spread.
Christy Hamilton (Warrenton, 2022-01-14)
#85No reason for this to be happening. Leave our children and families alown.
Brent Anderson (Chantilly, 2022-01-14)
#86Stop the vaccine mandates. The vaccine does not stop the spread of Covid. College students are not vulnerable to Covid because of their age.
Gwen Goodson (Spotsylvania, 2022-01-14)
#88Medical freedom - I’m disgusted with what’s happening! These shots don’t work as advertised and are causing SO much harm!
Emilie Beckelhimer (Sterling, 2022-01-14)
#92I am signing to stop vaccine mandates. It’s our bodies one decision. Government does not own us.
Elizabeth Jaramillo (Gaithersburg , 2022-01-14)
#95My son has had a JnJ vaccine and Covid. Right now he has very high antibodies measured on two different lab tests, to the covid19 virus. His physician says that a booster is not only medically unnecessary, but also could be extremely harmful at this stage.
Elaina Dodd (Austin, 2022-01-14)
#97My son is going to go to school there and is not getting a booster shot
Danielle Blizzard (Jamestown, 2022-01-14)
#101I’m signing because the vaccine does not stop persons from getting covid nor does it stop the spread. The vaccine has been shown to cause serious side effects youth and adults. A. Poster does not stop persons from getting covid and does not stop the spread of it. The booster should be an individual choice made between the person and their doctor, not demanded by any other public or private institution.
Jennifer Daniels (Howell, 2022-01-14)
#102It’s not be necessary to mandate this shot
Nichole Towers (Ashburn, 2022-01-14)
#108Vaccines have been shown to have limited protection, compared to risk, especially for multiple boosters. Young people carry an extremely low risk for serious illnesses from Covid. This makes mandating a barely tested vaccine sensesless.
Pauline Connole (Alexandria, 2022-01-14)
#113Forcing these shots on our children is dangerous and unconstitutional!
Kari Roberts (Henrico, 2022-01-14)
#115They are ignoring the FDA with this mandate: there is Limited efficacy (came directly from Pfizer ceo) not large enough or long enough testing period and only EAU status and there is no emergency for teenagers at college from Covid. boosters have not been studied and also were not recommended as mandatory for this group by the FDA.
Patricia Borzych (Rowley, 2022-01-14)
#116I believe in medical freedom.
Kathryn Lingle (Midlothian , 2022-01-14)
#117My daughter will be going to college in the fall and we (she and I) feel she should have the right to make her own choice regarding her health.
Karin Peters (Fredericksburg, 2022-01-14)
#118These kids do not need the booster for a vax that isn’t working. More jabs won’t make it effective. Young people are exposed to more danger with the booster thank Covid.
Michelle Baker (Bluemont, 2022-01-14)
#120Everyone should have a choice. No mandates.
Karen Cole (Ashburn, 2022-01-14)
#126Freedom to choose is not up for debate. It is a right that must never be denied or trampled on.
Lisa Thomas (Ruther Glen, 2022-01-14)
#130What happened to PRIVATE HEALTH INFORMATION?! This is all a TEMPORARY situation, we do not need to make all the students be unwilling participants in a scientific experiment!
Carrie Grant (Sterling, 2022-01-14)
#135While I do not agree with all the info and arguments laid out in this petition I do agree that the vaccine and booster have proved ineffective in stopping the spread. College students and young adults between 18-45 are not at serious risk of serious illness or death from Covid. Therefore I don’t see the booster as necessary or a game changer for the spread of covid. I feel the decision to boost should be based on each individuals beliefs and risk analysis, not a mandate. This is unfair and unnecessary. My son got the vaccine based on the info that was available at that time. Based on the most recent data and trends I see no reason for him to get the booster. My son and I should be able to make this decision for ourselves.
Abby Lovinger (Montpelier , 2022-01-14)
#140Individual liberty must be defended in a free republic.
Nick H (King George, 2022-01-14)
#144I am signing because there should be no mandate, forcing anyone to inject something they do not want or trust into their bodies. We once preached Say No To Drugs. We once preached My Body any Choice. There are many more serious diseases and illnesses circulating, from contagious to non-contagious, from hereditary to acquired - let’s focus on treatments and not something that has been proven to not work.
Jennifer Goyet (Virginia Beach, 2022-01-14)
#145My son has had two Covid vaccines and I feel it will be a negative impact on his health with more. UK studies are showing this.
Carmel Feldman (Matthews , 2022-01-14)
#146These injections are part of the larger trial for these drugs. It has proven to be a an unproven and dangerous gene therapy and most adults with this knowledge would not subject themselves to it, much less their children.
Sharon Camarca (Triangle , 2022-01-14)
#1582 students at UVA
Nancy Randall (Houston, 2022-01-15)
#159The risk for this age group does not outweigh the risk of the disease particularly since the shift to the omicron variant. The vaccine does not inhibit this varient. The vaccinated and the unvaccinated still get and transmit this variant. also this virus is now shifting to endemic and people should be able to make the decision on what is best for them.
Stacie Hardy (Ashburn, 2022-01-15)
#160It should be a choice
Cheryl Onderchain (ashburn, 2022-01-15)
#162I believe in medical freedom.
Amy Crenshaw (Glen Allen, 2022-01-15)
#163Students should decide for themselves if they need this medical treatment, not a university that doesn’t care if their mandates cause harm.
Rachel Scott (King George , 2022-01-15)
#169I believe in freedom
Jess Marshall (Leesburg, 2022-01-15)
#177The mandates are illogical and unethical. The shots don’t prevent transmission.
Why on Earth would anyone mandate a vaccine that does NOT prevent transmission?
Heather Fruzz (Ashburn, 2022-01-15)
#185No vaccine/booster mandate for VCU students.
Katy Kyriakakis (Glen Allen, 2022-01-15)
#189My husband and I are alumni of VT. Both kids at VT. Heart disease hereditary. Son falls in high risk category for heart issues b/c of vaccine mandate. Both kids have had Covid, one twice Omnicron, so have antibodies
Julianne Long (Marietta, 2022-01-15)
#190I’m an alumna of UVa and my son is enrolled at Hampden Sydney where they are not yet mandating vaccines, but are forcing my son to test weekly. He has natural immunity and is in excellent health. He believes the risk of the experimental injection is greater than COVID.
Johanna Carrington (White Stone, 2022-01-15)
#192This mandate is reckless and political! I have 2 college students who are taking a bigger risk by having to get boosters in the coming DAYS in order to go back to the classroom! Sickening!
Trish Copenhaver (Arlington, 2022-01-15)
#194There is no scientific evidence supporting a mandate for college students.
Liz Denniston (Gainesville, 2022-01-15)
#198I agree wholeheartedly with the above and refuse to allow any school to dictate what goes into my children’s bodies.
Jen Rapchak (Alexandria, 2022-01-15)
#199I am signing this petition because I believe individuals should maintain their medical freedom and have their medical/personal/religious beliefs honored.
Anne Marie Nandzik (Watertown, 2022-01-15)