A total of 22% of the 3,450 students enrolled in classrooms in the GCC have been dropped, according to an email sent by the GCC Foundation on November 8, 2021. Students and staff have received emails throughout the semester to complete vaccinations to continue attendance. Gulf Cooperation Council countries personally. Students were obligated to be fully vaccinated by October 31, after the adoption of Council Policy 3507, which mandated COVID-19 vaccines.
The GCC has assisted its students by setting up a vaccine clinic on the Verdugo campus that is open two days a week and a vaccination help desk to help students obtain information regarding vaccine mandate.
First-year nursing student Narik Gevorkian said, “It is important to me that the people around me, including myself, are safe. The data shows that the vaccine is still very effective against COVID-19, so not vaccinating is an irresponsible decision. It ensures your safety and the safety of others.”
students who Missed deadline was given additional time until November 14 to submit proof of vaccination. the students Those who do not comply will have the opportunity to continue the courses remotely or online. Students can also provide a religious or medical exemption from the vaccine but will need to provide evidence of regular negative Covid-19 tests.
Because of the lengthy qualification process for religious exemption, many students missed the first deadline, as stated by the GCC facility. Ebert Alvarez Brambilla, a student specializing in kinesiology, explained that his reasoning about rejecting the vaccine was based on his religious beliefs. “Based on the advice of reputable scholars, medical professionals, and spiritual leaders, my decision not to participate is based on strong, well-researched statements, as well as Bible principles that are central to my Christian faith.” He also added, “I firmly believe that the components of the COVID-19 vaccine are contaminants that can be harmful to the body due to many known and unknown health risks. The lack of standardized testing and long-term study of these substances is the main reason for these concerns.”
Although some students have no problems or concerns about the vaccine, some do so for other reasons. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, Vaccine monitoring has shown that potential side effects such as fever and nausea generally occur within six weeks of receiving a dose of the vaccine.
School officials hope the mandate will allow more students to return to in-person classes to complete degree requirements. GCC students will conclude this remote semester.
To download vaccination records, visit: https://www.glendale.edu/students/student-services/health-center/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccination-mandate
Armen Nalbandian can be reached at the following address: [email protected]