Fanshawe College Requiring Vaccinations For All Athletes

Ashleigh LaBlance
Ashleigh LaBlance with the Fanshawe Falcons – Photo by Matt Hiscox

With sports opening again across the province, some institutions are taking steps to ensure their athletes, and the rest of the student body on campus remain safe.

At Fanshawe College in London, this is taking the shape of mandatory vaccinations for all student-athletes

“We’re excited to welcome students back to our nationally-recognized Falcons athletics program and to be able to provide competitive opportunities again,” said Nathan McFadden, Manager of Athletics at the College in a school news release.

“This vaccination requirement is an important and necessary step to facilitate a safe return to on-campus sports and provide the varsity experience to as many students as possible with the least potential disruption in competition.”

Although exemptions can be applied for, they may come with travel restrictions, and restrictions related to shared housing with other student-athletes.

“We want to make the coming year as safe as possible for everyone – including our student athletes, coaches, staff and their families and classmates, as well as the teams and schools we visit,” McFadden saaid.

“This step provides the best means to protect ourselves, our competitors and our communities.” 

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