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LIST: These Colleges Are Requiring Students And Staff To Get COVID Vaccine Booster Shots

BOSTON (CBS) -- A growing number of colleges in the Boston area are requiring students and staff to get a coronavirus vaccine booster shot.

The Centers For Disease Control says that "everyone ages 16 and older should get a booster shot." Eligibility for a booster shot starts six months after receiving a second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and two months after getting a Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Some schools are requiring boosters in time for the start of the spring semester or whenever eligibility allows, while others have set different deadlines.

We've compiled a list of colleges that have announced booster shot requirements. Click on the links for more information about each school's policy.

Bentley College: Boosters required for the spring semester

Boston College: Boosters required by Feb. 9

Boston University: Boosters required by Feb. 4, or as soon as eligibility allows

Bridgewater State University: Boosters required this spring within 30 days of being eligible

Emerson College: Boosters required before return from winter break, or as soon as eligibility allows

Fitchburg State University: Boosters required this spring within 30 days of being eligible

Framingham State University: Boosters required this spring within 30 days of being eligible

Harvard University: Boosters will be required for all who are eligible

Massachusetts College of Art & Design: Boosters required this spring within 30 days of being eligible

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: Boosters required this spring within 30 days of being eligible

Massachusetts Maritime Academy: Boosters required this spring within 30 days of being eligible

Northeastern University: Boosters required by Jan. 18, or as soon as eligibility allows

Salem State University: Boosters required this spring within 30 days of being eligible

UMass Amherst: Boosters required for the spring semester

Westfield State University: Boosters required this spring within 30 days of being eligible

Wheaton College: Boosters required within 30 days of being eligible, starting Feb.1

Worcester State University: Boosters required this spring within 30 days of being eligible

 

 

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