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(LifeSiteNews) — Despite the ongoing documented problems with the COVID-19 vaccine, the low risk for college-aged students, and the lifting of lockdowns across the country, some colleges will continue to mandate that students get the abortion tainted COVID shots.

Some schools announced the mandates after new students had enrolled for their first year.

For example, according to Lucia Sinatra of, Jesuit Catholic Santa Clara University waited until “one week after the fall 2023 enrollment deadline” to update its jab policy “to require one bivalent dose for incoming freshmen (but not returning students) regardless of how many COVD vaccines they had previously taken.”

“SCU backdated this announcement to May 1st thinking no one would take notice, but in private emails from incoming students we learned that some were furious,” Sinatra wrote. “We encouraged them to withdraw and accept another offer.”

The Catholic university refuses to grant students religious exemptions to the abortion-tainted shots, in direct contradiction to the guidance from the Vatican that vaccination “must be voluntary.”

Other colleges have also kept their mandates in place.

“We are down to 113 colleges that refuse to drop COVID vaccine mandates for students,” No College Mandate announced on July 16. “Our goal is [to] end them all by Labor Day.”

Some colleges have been backed up in their mandates by Republican governors.

For example, in Ohio, Oberlin College, Antioch College, Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Kenyon College, and the College of Wooster all mandate the COVID shot. Ohio’s Republican Governor Mike DeWine recently vetoed legislation that would have prohibited the coercive vaccine mandates.

The mandates continue despite strong evidence that the shots do not prevent the transmission of COVID and pose a health risk, with young men being particularly at risk of developing heart problems such as myocarditis from the jabs.

The shots also underwent questionable safety review, as former President Donald Trump pushed for quick approval under his Operation Warp Speed initiative.

As of January 6 of this year, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) had logged numerous side effects, including death, from the jabs. VAERS reported 33,591 deaths, 188,857 hospitalizations, 18,181 heart attacks, and 26,166 myocarditis and pericarditis cases.

Other data reveal similar red flags.

Data from the U.S. Pentagon’s Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED) showed that 2021 saw spikes in a variety of diagnoses for serious medical issues over the previous five-year average, including hypertension (2,181%), neurological disorders (1,048%), multiple sclerosis (680%), Guillain-Barre syndrome (551%), breast cancer, (487%), female infertility (472%), pulmonary embolism (468%), migraines (452%), ovarian dysfunction (437%), testicular cancer (369%), and tachycardia (302%).

The Japanese Society for Vaccinology has also published a peer-reviewed study conducted by researchers from Stanford, UCLA, and the University of Maryland, which found that the “Pfizer trial exhibited a 36% higher risk of serious adverse events in the vaccine group” while the “Moderna trial exhibited a 6% higher risk of serious adverse events in the vaccine group,” for a combined “16% higher risk of serious adverse events in mRNA vaccine recipients.”

An analysis from the Florida Department of Health reached a similar conclusion about the problems of the vaccines, particularly for young men. The analysis “found that there is an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old within 28 days following mRNA vaccination,” the department said. “With a high level of global immunity to COVID-19, the benefit of vaccination is likely outweighed by this abnormally high risk of cardiac-related death among men in this age group.”