Vaccine Update

Today the Governor announced that New York will accept the CDC’s newest guidance that those over 65 and immunocompromised individuals should now be eligible for vaccination. It is not immediately clear what constitutes “immunocompromised,” state officials say they are seeking additional guidance from the federal government.

Anyone who is 65 years of age or older can apply to receive the vaccine; and

Immunocompromised individuals can apply to receive the vaccine; and

In person faculty and instructors can apply to receive the vaccine.

To Apply for the Vaccine complete the link below:

  • state’s online eligibility form
  • The state has issued some language indicating that individuals seeking vaccination may be asked to prove their eligibility via employee ID card, a letter from their employer, or a pay stub. This will likely vary by vaccination location. The exact language is included below. 

In addition to the vaccine sites listed on the eligibility form, you may want to follow this link: for additional sites delivering vaccines.

It is important to note that the state’s supply of vaccines from the federal government has not increased; according to the Governor, the state receives about 300,000 doses each week, with this additional population there are now more than 7 million New Yorkers currently eligible to be vaccinated. 

Higher Education staff are not yet approved for vaccine eligibility unless they are 65 years of age or older or are immunocompromised.

We will keep everyone posted should this information change.

Health and Safety Committee

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