Framingham State To Require Booster Shot For Spring Semester

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FRAMINGHAM — Framingham State University will require students, faculty and staff to receive a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The University and the other Massachusetts public college & universities are the latest to require booster shots.

James F. Birge, chair of the Massachusetts State University Council of Presidents, said all students and employees need to receive a booster shot within 30 days of becoming eligible.

“With the continuing transmission of the Delta variant and the emergence of the Omicron variant, the safety of our campus communities remains at the forefront of our planning as we prepare to return to in-person learning and campus life for the spring 2022,” said Birge in a press release.

The following colleges & universities require vaccines. Those with a B also require a Booster now.

MASSACHUSETTS: Alvernia University, American International College, Amherst College, Anna Maria College, Assumption University, Babson College, Bay Path University, Bentley University, Berklee College of Music, Boston College (B), Boston University, Brandeis University (B), Bridgewater State University (B), Cambridge College (residential students), Clark University (B), College of the Holy Cross, Curry College, Dean College, Elms College, Emerson College (B), Emmanuel College, Evergreen State College, Fitchburg State University (B), Framingham State University (B), Hampshire College (B), Harvard University (B), Lasell University, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design (B), Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (B), Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, MIT, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Mount Holyoke University, New England Conservatory of Music, Northeastern University (B), Olin College of Engineering, Salem State University (B), Simmons University, Smith College (B), Springfield College, Stonehill College, Suffolk University (B), Tufts University (B), University of Massachusetts (Amherst (B), Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell), Westfield State University (B), Wheaton College (B), William James College, Williams College (B), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B), Worcester State University (B) Community Colleges: Bunker Hill, Bristol, Cape Cod, Berkshire, Greenfield, Holyoke, Massasoit, MassBay, Middlesex, Mount Wachusett, North Shore, Northern Essex, Quinsigamond, Roxbury, Springfield Technical.

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