PURCHASE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)Manhattanville College in Purchase announced Tuesday it will require students to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Students will have to provide proof of vaccination before returning to campus for the fall semester.

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Exceptions will include those with a medical exemption.

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Rutgers University was one of the first in the Tri-State Area to make the COVID vaccine mandatory.

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Several other local colleges and universities are strongly encouraging students to get vaccinated but are not requiring it at this time.

CBSNewYork Team