State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced today that SUNY vaccinations centers have administered more than 1.5 million vaccines, averaging nearly 15,000 vaccines a day, for New Yorkers from SUNY, state- and county-run locations on 35 campuses. SUNY continues to expand its #KnowYourVax campaign through “Don’t Stop with One Shot messaging, stressing the critical importance of getting the second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. To urge individuals to get their second shot, these educational messages are continually being distributed to campuses and on social media.
“With 1.5 million vaccines now administered since mid-December, SUNY is marking yet another major milestone in our effort to protect the communities in which we live, work, study, and serve,” said Chancellor Malatras. “We take immense pride in knowing that our campuses’ hard work, flexibility, and ceaseless commitment to safety and community stewardship is moving the needle forward and playing a pivotal role in defeating COVID-19—once and for all. For those who have yet to get vaccinated—we encourage you to take advantage of the quick and efficient clinics on our SUNY campuses. The faster we get vaccinated, the sooner our normalcy can be restored.”
As part of a larger effort to inform campus communities and general public about the available FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines, SUNY ramped up its #KnowYourVax campaign to provide trusted facts to dispel vaccine misinformation. Central to the campaign are PSAs in 11 languages, including American Sign Language, Arabic, Cantonese, English, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, and Yiddish, to make sure that more New Yorkers understand the vaccine facts.
SUNY is also inviting students to share their purpose for getting vaccinated on social media with a photo or short video as part of the #ItsYourTurn and #KnowYourVax public education campaigns to make sure all students get vaccinated. To hear from some SUNY students about why they decided to get vaccinated, click here.
Among SUNY’s system of 64 campuses, 35 are currently serving as vaccination sites, some with multiple locations to provide safe spaces for more New Yorkers to be vaccinated.
SUNY community colleges have banded together with their State and County officials, administering more than 500,000 vaccines. The schools serving as state or county vaccination sites include: Adirondack, Broome, Clinton, Columbia-Greene, Corning, Erie, Fulton-Montgomery, Genesee, Herkimer, Hudson Valley, Jamestown, Jefferson, Mohawk Valley, Nassau, North Country, Orange, Rockland, Schenectady, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester.