SUNY Broome Students,

All New Yorkers age 16 and above are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccines. Appointments can be scheduled today via the NYS COVID Vaccine Website

We strongly encourage all students to schedule their vaccine appointments before the semester ends and to do their part to protect themselves, their families, and their communities, both here and at home. We know you want to open our campus and the community to the maximum extent possible and vaccinations will help us achieve that goal. 

If you still have questions, you can learn more about the vaccines and New York’s vaccination efforts at covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov. And if you want to get more involved in this historic vaccination effort, read below.

What comes after the vax?
Even after receiving the vaccine, it’s critical that you continue to follow public health guidelines established by state and federal health authorities, as well as your campus policies, including:

  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Wash your hands often

The end of the pandemic may be in sight, but this is no time to let our guard down. Together, we can see this through to the end – so we can all get back to normal, safely.

What is SUNY doing to help the vaccination effort?
More than 35 SUNY campuses are serving as vaccination sites, with more than 900,000 doses administered so far at a rate of nearly 17,000 a day.

SUNY is also helping to combat misinformation about the vaccines with its #KnowYourVax PSAs featuring vaccine facts and information in 11 languages, delivered by SUNY’s medical experts and trusted community voices.

How can I get involved?
You can play an important role in the vaccination effort by sharing trusted information and leading by example. Here are two ways to get involved:

  1. Share SUNY’s #KnowYourVax videos or social graphics with your social networks.
  2. Share your reason for getting vaccinated in a short video or photo with the hashtag #ItsYourTurn, and tag @SUNY or your campus. For example: “I’m getting vaccinated so I can travel again. Now it’s your turn.”

Often, the words of a friend or family member mean more than the words of a medical expert. The small steps above could make a big difference in the vaccination effort.

Thank you for your ongoing diligence, patience, and hard work in continuing to pursue your academic goals over the past year.

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