UNM Board of Regents unanimously supports vaccination requirement

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday morning to support President Garnett Stokes’ vaccination requirement.

The mandate requires all students and faculty to get the COVID-19 vaccine by Sept. 30.

Individuals are exempt if they have a qualifying disability, serious medical condition, treatment restrictions or precautions recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the Centers for Disease and Prevention Control. Students requiring exemption must submit a request to the Accessibility Resource Center.

Individuals are also exempt on the basis of religious belief, practice or observance. Students and employees who are granted the accommodation must upload documentation of the accommodation to UNM’s vaccine verification website.

UNM’s vaccination incentive programs will continue until Aug. 31.