Updated September 6, 2021
WKBW reported that UB, which has mandated COVID-19 vaccines for all students attending class in-person, has the highest student COVID-19 vaccination rate in SUNY. The story quotes UB students including Abigaelle Toussaint, who was reluctant at first to be vaccinated but then got the vaccine. She said, “I feel safer here knowing we are all vaccinated.” The story also quoted Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD, senior associate dean for health policy in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who said: “I think the only way we’re going to stop the virus is for more and more mandates.” A version of the story also ran on Yahoo! News.