Below is the most current information about the flu and COVID-19 vaccine.
Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Harvard requires all students to be “up-to-date” on their COVID vaccination and to receive an annual flu vaccine. Students who are not up-to-date on their COVID vaccinations per the CDC definition and have not received a flu vaccine in the fall of 2022 will have a registration hold on their accounts. In anticipation of Spring enrollment, HUHS highly encourages students to plan ahead and get the new COVID booster and flu vaccine prior to their Spring enrollment period.
To be up-to-date, all students need, at a minimum, to get the new COVID booster. To check what up-to-date means for you, go to the CDC’s section on When am I up-to-date?
Harvard highly recommends that every employee remains up-to-date on their COVID vaccinations, per the CDC definition, and receives the flu vaccine. Harvard still monitors compliance of Harvard-paid employees’ COVID-19 primary series status.
- To submit your primary series vaccine documentation go to the HUHS Patient Portal.
- To check what up-to-date means for you, go to the CDC’s section on When am I up-to-date?
Fall Vaccine Clinics at HUHS
HUHS will be offering flu and COVID-19 vaccine options during the vaccine clinics during the Fall. HUHS flu and COVID-19 clinics will be available starting September 19th. While walk-ins can be accommodated for the flu vaccine, an appointment is required to receive the new COVID-19 booster. To make, change, or cancel an appointment, do so through the HUHS Patient Portal.
- Find all HUHS COVID-19 booster clinic information, including all clinic dates and times, on the Vaccine Clinic Schedule. To make, change, or cancel an appointment, do so through the HUHS Patient Portal.
- To receive your vaccine outside of HUHS, please find vaccine location information through Mass.gov https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/.
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Update
Effective April 23, 2021, the CDC and FDA recommend the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine resume in the United States after a short pause in its administration. However, women younger than 50 years old should be made aware of a rare risk of blood clots with low platelets following vaccination and the availability of other COVID-19 vaccines where this risk has not been observed. Read the CDC/FDA statement.