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COVID-19 Vaccine


-January 5, 2020-

Dear Students,

Happy New Year! We hope you are having a healthy, safe, and restful semester break. You certainly deserve it.

We are pleased to share with you the process and rollout for receiving a COVID-19 vaccination through MGH. As student clinicians, you will follow the plan in place for all clinicians within MGH and Mass General Brigham (MGB). This rollout plan covers all of your clinical sites inside and outside the MGB system.

MGH Institute students who are in (or scheduled to be in) a clinical placement in January or February will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through MGH – based on the unit you are serving on and in accordance with the MGB COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Plan for Employees. Please see chart.

The following information provides a variety of scenarios of where MGH Institute students fall within the MGB COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Plan.

  • All students completing placements in an Emergency Department are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through MGH as a part of Wave A. Therefore, a student serving in the ED at York Hospital (Non-MGB Site) and a student serving in the ED at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (MGB Site) are both eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through MGH as a part of Wave A.
  • A student completing clinical placements in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Department at MGH (MGB Site) and a student completing a clinical placement in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Department at South Shore Hospital (Non-MGB Site) will both be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through MGH as a part of Wave C. 
  • Students volunteering at vaccination sites will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Wave C, unless they have another placement that qualifies them for an earlier wave.
  • Students working at ambulatory testing sites will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Wave A.
  • All remaining students who either do not have a placement during this time or whose clinical placement unit is not included in Waves A-C will be eligible to receive the vaccine in Wave D.

The MGB vaccination plan is progressing well; as of today approximately 24,000 of the 80,000 employees and students within the MGB system have received their first dose of the vaccine. Wave C will begin this week. Eligible students can sign up using the COVID Pass App. Please wait to sign up until your appropriate wave begins.

Thank you for your continued diligence in adhering to Institute and MGB COVID-19 guidelines, designed to keep all of us and the people we serve safe.

Paula Milone-Nuzzo
President and John Hilton Knowles Professor

Denis Stratford
Chief Operating Officer

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