Messages to the Community

Vaccine Eligibility for Students in New York

A message from Jayne Jordan-Levy, Director of Medical Services

Dear Students,

I hope your semester is going well. As we prepare for a safe return to campus this fall, I am pleased to share that beginning today, people who are 16 or older and currently living in New York State are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. While the university has not yet finalized our vaccination policy, I encourage all students currently living in New York (on or off campus) to schedule vaccine appointment(s) at their local vaccination clinic as soon as possible. At this time, the university is not administering COVID-19 vaccines on campus, but students can visit one of the following websites to find a vaccination site and schedule an appointment:

Students will be required to bring proof of age and current New York residency to their vaccine appointment(s), and you can review acceptable forms of proof of eligibility under the “Vaccination Instructions” section on the New York State website. Students living outside of New York should visit their state or country’s government website for information about vaccine eligibility in their area.

Please be aware that the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people age 16 and older, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines are authorized for people age 18 and older. You can learn more about each vaccine on the CDC website.

If you have any questions or concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please schedule a telehealth appointment on the Student Health Services portal or email to speak with one of our medical providers.

Once you have received your vaccine(s), please email your immunization record to

I wish you all a successful remainder of the semester and strongly encourage you to schedule your vaccine appointment(s). Together we can help ensure the safety of our community and reduce the spread of COVID-19 on our campus.

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