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From the Vice President for Student Affairs

Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Available to Buffalo State Students, Faculty, and Staff

As you know, New York State is currently working to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible New Yorkers. With the recent expansion of criteria for appointment eligibility, this message is to remind you that all New Yorkers age 16 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

The Erie County Department of Health and the Buffalo State College Weigel Wellness Center are pleased to announce that a limited supply of the Moderna vaccine will be available to Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff age 18 years and older starting Wednesday, April 28, from noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union. Participants must be able to return to campus in four weeks to receive the required second dose of the vaccine.

Appointments must be scheduled online in advance. Walk-in appointments are not permitted. If you visit the clinic without an appointment, you will not be vaccinated. Appointments will be offered via the online system for as long as vaccine supplies are available. Please remember to complete all paperwork online ahead of time, bring your health insurance card and Buffalo State ID or driver’s license to the clinic, and wear a short-sleeve shirt.

Please note: eligibility for the Moderna two-shot vaccine is limited to those 18 years and older. If you are currently 16 or 17, please visit the New York State Am I Eligible website to secure an appointment for a Pfizer vaccine near you.

We strongly encourage all individuals 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 all want our campus and our communities to reopen safely as soon as possible, and vaccinations will help us achieve that goal. The best vaccine is the vaccine you can get as soon as possible.

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