Northeastern one of 1st US colleges to administer vaccine

Northeastern one of 1st US colleges to administer vaccine

BOSTON — (AP) — Northeastern University has become one of the first colleges in the U.S. to administer the coronavirus vaccine.

The Boston school announced Tuesday that 88 people who work in the university’s Cabot Testing Center and the Life Sciences Testing Center received their first dose. Those who received the vaccine included clinical and nonclinical health care workers doing direct COVID-19-facing care, police and first responders.

“It’s not only remarkable that we’re one of the first to have the vaccine, but also that we’ve built a testing facility that is the gold standard,” President Joseph Aoun said in a statement on the school’s website.

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Iloisa Teixeira, who works in the Cabot Testing Center as a medical assistant overseeing swabbing, was the first Northeastern community member to receive the vaccine.

About 1,500 people in the university community are eligible for vaccinations in the state’s first phase, the school estimated.

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