BU holding vaccination clinic for students this week

BOSTON — Beginning Monday, Boston University will be giving out thousands of first doses of the Moderna vaccine to students as part of an effort to get everyone on campus vaccinated.

The clinic will run Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fitness and Recreation Center.

“Since BU was offering it, I figured I would get it before I go home,” said Clare Jun, a freshman at BU who said she signed up after receiving an email from the university on Friday.

Jun said she booked an appointment for Friday afternoon.

“I was excited. Especially since I don’t have to go really far to get it,” she said.

Other students told Boston 25 they were excited about the prospect of getting classmates vaccinated, but wish the opportunity came sooner.

With the Spring semester coming to an end, Boston University’s commencement is now less than 2 weeks away.

“I was kind of hoping it would have come out a little earlier, but I still think it’s a good thing obviously to have that going for people who are going to be here this summer,” said Jack Thornton, a junior at BU. “But I kind of wish it would have been a little easier to get as a student.”

Boston University is one institution on a growing list of colleges and universities across the country, requiring students to provide proof of vaccination before returning to the classroom this fall.

“A lot of our faculty is older people and I know that they have a lot of concerns about being in these close spaces,” explained Lee Lacey, a BU senior. “I think that it’s a good thing that people will be required to have their vaccines, so that everyone in the community can feel as safe and as comfortable as possible.”

For students who do get their first shot at the clinic, second doses will be scheduled for early June.

Those leaving campus before then are asked to schedule their next appointment in their hometown.

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