Boston University To Give Out COVID-19 Vaccine To Students, Staff

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston University said it will distribute several thousand COVID vaccine doses to its students, faculty, and staff, starting Monday and ending this Friday.

BU said it received the Moderna vaccine doses from Boston Medical Center, and let the university community know on Friday.

The doses are specifically designated as first shots, meaning those who already had one shot of the Moderna vaccine will need to go back to the site of their first injection to get the second shot.

The university said it would require its students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when they come back to school, in the fall.

BU is one among several colleges in Massachusetts that have already announced their decision to require vaccinations. UMass Boston, UMass Amherst, Brandeis, Emerson, and the entire Massachusetts State University system are all requiring or "expecting" that their students and staff get vaccinated.

Boston University said it does not yet know if its faculty and staff will be required to show proof of vaccination as well.

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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