A federal judge blocked Edwards Via College of Osteopathic Medicine’s authorization of vaccines for all students. Associated Press Report.
The college is private, but it operates on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
The judge ruled that the medical school’s cooperation agreement with public state universities allowed it to comply with state laws prohibiting religious discrimination, allowing students to challenge vaccine requirements.
“VCOM students can use the ULM library and other facilities, participate in sporting events, participate in intramural sports, and for all practical purposes, ULM students,” Judge Terry Dowty wrote in an order on Tuesday afternoon. “Although VCOM is a private university, it is clearly intertwined with ULM policy and ULM management and control.”
An attorney at the college said that he would abide by the ruling when deciding what to do.