Virginia Republican Attorney General issued an advisory opinion on Friday concluding that public universities of the State can not require vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition for enrollment or assistance. The adviser invests an opinion of his democratic predecessor that came to the opposite conclusion last year.

The new opinion of Virginia Attorney General Jason S. Miyares comes on the heels of an executive directive on January 15. Republican Governor, Glenn Youngkin, which prohibits Vaccination Requirements from COVID-19 for state employees, including employees of higher education public institutions.

In his advisory opinion, Miyares wrote that, while the General Assembly of Virginia has conferred general powers to the board of visitors for the public institutions of higher education and granted those boards of directors "wide discretion" to establish Various policies, also approved the legislation required by vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, rubella and mumps before enrollment in a four-year public institution.

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