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College Students - Know Your Vaccination Rights!



Coalition letter sent to Private Colleges in Virginia
Coalition letter sent to Public Colleges in Virginia

Dear Friends,

This message focuses mainly on securing a Religious Exemption to mandatory "vaccinations" as a condition of attending a four-year college. We put the quotation marks on the word vaccination because while that is what most call it, these first three shots are actually a chemical mixture.

There are many things wrong with compulsory "vaccinations". We’ll focus on legal objections in our next email, but here are links to legal letters sent to colleges:

Coalition letter sent to Private Colleges in Virginia
Coalition letter sent to Public Colleges in Virginia


Many of Virginia’s public four-year colleges are notifying students, claiming that COVID-19 “...Vaccinations will be REQUIRED for all students….” this fall. Universities do not appear to be offering exemptions to this policy for pregnant, nursing, COVID-19-recovered or any other individuals.

Clearly, speaking of transmission, the high-risk time has passed (GMU, the largest public university in Virginia, with 37,000+ students, reports two student positives & zero employee positives in the last month).

Yet GMU and other 4-year schools are attempting to coerce students, who have a minuscule danger of serious health effects, to receive an experimental "vaccination" as a condition of on campus attendance.

Fortunately, Virginia law allows persons to opt out of mandatory vaccination requirements based on MEDICAL and RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS.

We would like to help you make an informed decision and to know how to claim religious exemption to the COVID-19 "vaccination".

Higher Education Religious Exemptions Virginia law (§ 23.1-800 D)

“D. Any student is exempt from the immunization requirements... [who] objects on the grounds that administration of immunizing agents conflicts with his religious tenets or practices....”

When submitting your notice of religious exemption you should use wording consistent with the language from § 23.1-800 D (in red above), have it notarized, mail and email it as soon as possible to your school, and retain some receipt for the letter. The “practice” of one’s faith is much more of an assertion of personal beliefs versus established doctrine.

Beyond informing schools of your claim to be exempt on the basis of religion (religious exemption), some schools are also threatening to require masks and frequent COVID-19 testing for those who file a religious exemption. Hopefully, as the fear of future outbreaks decreases, schools will not enforce this.

We will do our best to keep you informed on what your rights are regarding these policies, and would appreciate your feedback. I've created a form for impacted students, parents, and others to register their concerns here. This comment received on my Facebook post is an example of what we're looking for:

"Having worked at the FDA, as well as having a physician wife who is very familiar with infectious disease and the drug approval process, I know enough to know that I don't know enough to decide whether or not I want to be injected with *any* of the COVID-19 vaccines yet. I want complete safety trials through all phases, peer-reviewed double-blind studies and meta studies, full FDA approval, phase FOUR trial data, and I want to see *all* (if any) black box warnings on *any* drug, medical device, or vaccine that is going into my body." from David

Different colleges are approaching "vaccinations" differently partly due to misguided advice from Attorney General Mark Herring. His opinion repeatedly refers to mandating “an approved COVID-19 vaccine" when there are no approved vaccines, only shots which are allowed to be used without full FDA approval.

I am also asking the Virginia Board of Health to get off their backsides, do their job and call an end to the declared Health Emergency that closed schools, businesses, and contributes to the push for "vaccinations" of everyone. They have met only twice (virtually) since December of 2019 - in effect, they have abdicated and delegated their responsibilities to Gov. Northam and appointed Health Commissioner Mohammad Norman Oliver. In case you haven't noticed, that hasn't been going well. Dr. Oliver, a student of Marxism, has focused much of his attention on equity of outcome instead of minimizing harmful effects of the virus.

Further Reading:

As always, thank you for the tremendous honor and privilege of serving you in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns!


PS: My opponent had Attorney General Mark Herring as the featured guest at his campaign kickoff, the same AG Herring who gave Universities a "cover" for their vaccine mandates. Click here if you can donate to help me continue to fight for you! The next CAMPAIGN FINANCE DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY JUNE 30, at midnight.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email my office at 540-751-8364 or You can also follow me on Twitter @LaRock4Delegate and like my campaign Facebook page to keep up to date. I'm also now on MeWe.



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