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Northeastern ramps up COVID-19 vaccination rollout to protect the community

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Margaret Burnham, university distinguished professor of law at Northeastern, receives a first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Cabot Testing Center.

Northeastern ramped up its COVID-19 vaccination rollout on Tuesday, boosted by a fresh influx of 2,000 new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses meant to further protect the university community.

“I’m very proud of my university for its response to the COVID crisis, both in its ability to provide testing and now taking up the national challenge of developing a vaccination project that is truly effective and inclusive and fair,” said Margaret A. Burnham, university distinguished professor of law and director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, who received her first dose of the vaccine on Tuesday.

Calling the injection “easy peasy,” Burnham said she had no concerns about potential side effects and, in fact, was eager get the vaccine. “I certainly understand the concerns and apprehensions that people have in a range of communities, and particularly in the African American community,” she said. “But here I think it’s really clear that it’s the right thing to do for everyone. It’s not an individual choice, it’s a community and collective choice and I see it in that context.”

Tuesday’s vaccinations also previewed the launch of Northeastern’s “Vax the Pack” campaign, a university-wide push to promote the vaccine as a safe and important step in protecting the community by inoculating as many people as possible against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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