This Massachusetts College Is Among the First to Distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine

The school is now among the first universities in the country to provide the COVID-19 vaccine

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Northeastern University says it is one of the first colleges in the country to administer doses of the coronavirus vaccine to staff members.

Massachusetts sent about 200 doses of Moderna’s vaccine the school, about half which have already been given out, officials say.

The state gave it to the school so it could give the vaccine to those who fall under the state’s first group that qualifies to receive one, which includes healthcare workers.

Officials say those who were inoculated on Tuesday work at Northeastern’s testing centers and its health counseling services building. About 100 people have already received the first round of the vaccine.

School officials anticipate it will receive both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines depending on supply. But as more comes in, they're hoping at some point the school will be able to give out at least 1,000 shots a day .

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