Dear Northeastern community,   

As we continue to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination remains the most effective protection against the virus. The FDA has approved a COVID-19 booster shot in the U.S. for anyone ages 18 and older— and the latest scientific evidence suggests that a booster shot offers significant improvement in protection against the Omicron variant.

Booster Shot Requirement   

Based on this new evidence, Northeastern is updating its safety and wellness requirements to include booster shots:   

Booster Shot Vaccine Clinic in Boston   

To promote convenient access to booster shots, Northeastern will hold booster shot vaccine clinics on December 14 and 16 on the Boston campus.   

If the time and location of this clinic isn’t convenient, we urge you to check local vaccine providers to schedule at another time.  Anyone in Massachusetts can search for available booster shot locations through the Massachusetts Vaxfinder website. Pharmacies across the United States also carry and administer booster shots. The CDC’s website is a great resource as well.  

You may also find information regarding COVID-19 booster shots in locations across Northeastern’s global network including Massachusetts, California, Washington, Maine, North Carolina, Virginia, British Columbia, Ontario, and the United Kingdom

Please note that the FDA and the CDC have authorized heterologous boosters often referred to as “mixing and matching” vaccines. For instance, if you originally received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, you can now receive a booster from either Pfizer or Moderna.  

As always, you can stay informed about Northeastern’s COVID-19 protocols and view the latest information at  

Thank you for continuing to take these important steps to keep our community safe.     


Kenneth W. Henderson 
Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning