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POLL: Most local poll respondents think vaccines should be a requirement for in-person attendance at post-secondary institutions

1,583 out of 2,130 local voters said they would like to see vaccines mandated for return to campus
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Sault College. Darren Taylor/SooToday

Local post-secondary institutions still aren't sure if post-secondary students will have to be vaccinated before returning to in-person learning.

As reported by SooToday's Darren Taylor last week, Sault College and Algoma U administrators have not yet made a decision on whether a vaccination will be a requirement to attend in-class learning or not.

Both institutions have stated they are following Algoma Public Health's information to determine the best course of action for the fall semester.

This got us wondering where Saultites stand on mandating vaccines to attend in-person learning at college or university.

So, we posed the question: Should vaccines be mandatory on university/college campuses?

A SooToday poll showed that an overwhelming majority, 74 per cent, of voters think vaccines should be a requirement for in-person post-secondary learning, while 26 per cent of voters don't.

The breakdown was as follows:

  • 1,583 respondents voted yes
  • 547 respondents voted no

A total of 2,130 local votes were cast in the poll. This poll had a 2.09 per cent margin of error, 19 times out of 20.

SooToday's polling system allows for the capture of relevant local data and gives us the ability to detect and prevent fraudulent votes, as well as detect and prevent robots and filter out non-local duplicate votes.