A student with a unique medical condition was not allowed to begin his new year this fall at Brigham Young University-Hawaii because the school denied his request to grant exemption to the coronavirus vaccine.
Olivia Sandor received the flu vaccine and developed Guillain Barre syndrome (GBS). He was paralyzed from the waist down for several months in 2019.
On June 16, first BYU-Hawaii commanded vaccine for all prospective students. The notice did not mention whether staff members should receive the vaccine, and according to Sandor, they should not.
Students are not allowed to wear a mask instead of being vaccinated, and BYU-Hawaii does not offer online classes as an option. “They don’t give you another option,” Sandor told Campus Reform, a project at Leadership Institute:
The optimistic freshman handed the BYU-Hawaii doctor a letter, asking for a medical exemption. The letter read, “Because of his (Sandor’s) background I believe that the COVID vaccine or any other flu vaccine could endanger his health and possibly his life. I believe he should avoid these vaccines forever and ever. ”
Sandor and his family tried to appeal the decision so he could attend his “dream” school. BYU-Hawaii’s director of Health Services, Laurie Abregano, told her she could be vaccinated or “consider attending one of the other church universities” in Idaho or Utah.- READ MORE
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