The Providence Journal reports:
While Rhode Island’s colleges tout high vaccination rates against COVID-19, religious exemptions are not always difficult to obtain. At the University of Rhode Island, requesting one is as simple as checking a box.
A copy of the one-page form, which the school sent to The Providence Journal, asks students seeking exemptions to provide personal information including their name, address and health-care provider in the first section.
The second section then asks the student to check off which vaccine they do not wish to take, the COVID-19 immunization being the sole option. So far, the university has totaled about 1,080 exemptions, most of them on religious grounds.
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Hundreds of URI students have requested religious vaccine exemptions by checking a box https://t.co/J1ilWZTsVV
— Providence Journal (@projo) September 2, 2021