INDIANA – Today, The Bopp Law Firm filed a second public record request with the Indiana State Department of Health for health statistics for IU students that Indiana University has to file with the state each year.
The requests come after The Bopp Law Firm filed initial public records request with Indiana University to determine how IU came to the decision to mandate vaccines and how they plan to implement their plan. These two additional requests seek to determine just how much COVID-19 impacts students when stacked up against other health issues for college students such as binge drinking, suicide, automobile accidents, socially transmitted diseases, and any other causes.
In addition, every year by March 15, all state educational institutions must submit to the Indiana Department of Health, and the local health department in the same area, an Annual Summary Report. This report includes data pertaining to the number of students who have authenticated certificates of immunity for each disease the school requires vaccination for. The reports also contain the number of students who have documented exemptions from vaccinations, categorized by disease.
The Bopp Law Firm filed these two additional requests with IU and the Indiana Department of Health to further determine if IU’s controversial vaccination mandate is justified in light of all the other health issues affecting college students.
“Our Constitution has made it clear that our government cannot limit a person’s freedoms without sufficient justification. IU’s mandate limits a student’s freedom to choose, demanding administration of an experimental drug or being barred from admission,” said Attorney James Bopp, Jr. “And, even if a student gets an exemption, IU imposes severe restrictions on that student, including a mask mandate, frequent testing, and limits on leaving their home and on attending activities. These record requests are designed to obtain the information necessary to evaluate whether these substantial burdens on students are justified.”
To view the public records request filed with the Indiana State Department of Health click here.