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Indiana University giving students option on vaccine proof

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A group of Republican state lawmakers hopes to overturn Indiana University's new policy, requiring students, faculty and staff to get COVID-19 shots.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University is giving students and employees an option to avoid providing proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, changing a policy that had drawn protests from many state officials.

IU announced Tuesday that students and employees would be able to attest to their vaccination without having to provide documentation of having received the shots as was required under the previous policy announced May 21.

READ MORE: GOP state lawmakers, including two from Fort Wayne, want Gov. Holcomb to overturn IU COVID vaccine requirement

IU President Michael McRobbie said the vaccine requirement "will make a ‘return to normal’ a reality for the fall semester.”

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