ALBANY – SUNY schools and private colleges across New York State will receive a new, separate allocation, of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the news on Monday.
He says the initial provision will include 21,000 vaccines for SUNY students and 14,000 vaccines for private colleges.
Vaccines will be administered to residential and non-commuter students who are leaving for the summer.
“We’re now focusing on students, and we want to get students vaccinated before the end of the school year,” said Cuomo speaking downstate. “The 18 to 24 population is growing in positivity, and many of them are in colleges and universities. It makes all the sense in the world to use the schools as the base for the vaccine.”
On April 6, state health leaders announced a program specifically designed to begin vaccinating SUNY residential students prior to the end of the spring semester.