Vaccinations


Moderna Vaccine Slightly More Effective than Pfizer, Per HSPH Study

Researchers at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health found earlier this month that Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s at preventing negative Covid-19 outcomes.


Community Groups Promote Vaccine Awareness Among Cambridge Residents of Color

Cambridge has reported vaccination rates for residents of color that defy national trends: as of Nov. 18, 74 percent of Black residents and 59 percent of Latinx residents are fully vaccinated, while only 33 percent of Black people and 36 percent of Latinx people are fully vaccinated nationwide.


Harvard Affiliates Secure Covid-19 Booster Shots Off Campus

While Harvard University Health Services is not yet offering Covid-19 booster shots, students and other Harvard affiliates said they have secured booster shots from local pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens.


CVS Booster Shots

Booster shots are now available at CVS for those who are eligible under Massachusetts state guidelines.


Kizzmekia S. Corbett

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was awarded Federal Employee of the Year by the Partnership for Public Services for her work developing coronavirus vaccines.


Moderna Protest

A group of Harvard-affiliated doctors called for global vaccine equity outside the home of Moderna's CEO Wednesday, speaking in front of a 12-foot high display of artificial bones.


Moderna Protest 2

KJ Seung, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, speaks at a Wednesday rally during which a group of HMS-affiliated doctors called for global vaccine equity outside the home of Moderna's CEO.


Cambridge Prepares to Hold Annual Flu Shot Clinics for Residents, Harvard Affiliates

Harvard affiliates will become eligible for free seasonal flu shots at Cambridge Public Health Department clinics available to all city residents in a month.


Harvard Reports High Vaccination Rates Among Students and Employees Ahead of Full Reopening

Just days ahead of move-in for the fall semester, 93 percent of Harvard employees and 87 percent of students are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, University administrators wrote in an email to affiliates Wednesday.


Harvard To Require Covid-19 Vaccinations for On-Campus Students This Fall

Harvard University will require that all students receive a Covid-19 vaccine to live on-campus during the fall term, the school announced Wednesday.


Experts Discuss Ethical Implications of Vaccine Passports at HLS Webinar

Panelists discussed the legal, ethical, and public health implications of coronavirus digital health passes — or “vaccine passports” — at a Wednesday afternoon webinar hosted by the Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.


Harvard Students Rush To Secure Vaccine Appointments in Time to Receive Second Dose Before Leaving Campus

Harvard students were among the hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents to receive the Covid-19 vaccine this week when eligibility opened to all those 16 years and older on Monday.


Hynes Convention Center Vaccine Site 2

The state-run vaccination site at Hynes Convention Center in Boston can administer up to 7,000 shots per day.


Hynes Convention Center Vaccine Site 3

People line up for Covid-19 vaccinations outside Hynes Convention Center in Boston.


Ahead of New Mass. Vaccine Eligibility, Some Undergraduates Already Qualified for Vaccinations

Ahead of Covid-19 vaccine eligibility in Massachusetts opening to all residents 16 years and older on Monday, a number of Harvard students have secured their doses in alternative ways, from qualifying for an earlier phase to getting their hands on a leftover dose.


Hynes Convention Center Vaccine Site

When Massachusetts opened vaccines to all adults on April 19, Boston-area residents quickly flocked to nearby vaccination sites. The site at Hynes Convention Center in Boston administered up to 7,000 shots per day.


HMS Genetics Anti-Racism Group Launches Team to Bolster Spanish-Speaking Custodial Staff’s Access to Vaccine Information

In its second semester of organizing, a group of Genetics postdoctoral and graduate student activists launched an offshoot team tasked with increasing support for custodial staff members and providing them with Covid-19 vaccine information in Spanish.


All Massachusetts Residents 16+ Eligible for Covid-19 Vaccine on April 19

Most Harvard affiliates will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine next month, following an announcement Wednesday by Massachusetts governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 that all residents over the age of 16 will become eligible April 19.


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