• Rich Barlow

    Senior Writer

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    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 6 comments on BU Will Offer COVID Vaccine Boosters to Students, Faculty, and Staff

  1. Where can members of the BU community obtain free rapid antigen tests? Our health insurance plans won’t cover these tests anymore and the tests are pretty expensive ($24 for BINAX tests). Testing is so important for preventing the spread of COVID! Can BU do more to cover the costs of rapid antigen tests?

    1. Hello Lauren,

      Thank you for raising this important concern about the cost of rapid tests for detecting COVID-19. Most insurance plans still cover PCR testing for COVID-19, but rapid antigen testing coverage ended for many in May of this year.

      Beginning on Sept 25th, US households will again have the ability to order free rapid antigen tests through the federal government at: https://www.covid.gov/tests

  2. It’s great that BU has arranged for administration of the current COVID-19 booster. We are advised that registration begins on Oct 1. As of noon on Oct 1 I am unable to register. Can you please confirm that the COVID-19 booster will be offered to the BU community and perhaps provide additional information? Thank you!

    1. Hi Wendy, the Holtzman Medical Group website is currently experiencing issues with their registration system. The problem should be resolved by 10/4. We apologize for the convenience. Thank you for your interest and outreach!

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