Don’t play the waiting game. Get vaccinated today.

We're all looking forward to getting back to the things we’ve missed most over the past year and a half—and the best way to ensure a smooth and safe return to campus this fall is to get fully vaccinated before returning. Remember: the vaccines are safe, effective, and free.

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Your vaccine questions answered

It's normal to have questions or feel uncertain about the COVID-19 vaccines. You are not alone. But millions of others, just like you, have overcome their doubts and gotten the vaccines – safely, without serious side effects. Learn more below.

I’m concerned about long-term effects of the vaccine

Serious side effects causing long-term health problems are extremely unlikely with any vaccine, including COVID. On the other hand, there are reports of serious longer-term effects of COVID-19 infection, known as Long COVID. Learn more.

Can I trust vaccines that were developed so quickly?

The tech behind the vaccines is not new and researchers have been working with it for decades. Millions of people have safely received a COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.

I’m healthy and not at risk for COVID.
Why should I get vaccinated?

Many people are still not eligible for the vaccine, including everyone under the age of 12. Being fully vaccinated helps prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to others.

I already had COVID.
Why do I need the vaccine?

Virus variants like the Delta variant are on the rise, and unvaccinated individuals are most at risk for serious illness, hospitalization, and death.

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Note: The information presented on this page and by SUNY medical experts is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sharing is Caring

Often, the words of family and friends are more meaningful than expert advice. Download the graphics below and share with your social networks to help make a difference in this historic vaccination effort.

The COVID-19 vaccines are our best shot at beating this pandemic and getting back to normal.
COVID-19 vaccines cannot give you COVID. They don't contain live virus.
There is no way for the COVID-19 vaccines to change our DNA in any way.
It's normal to have questions and concerns about the vaccines. Get the facts from trusted sources.
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective.
The technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines has been perfected over more than 10 years. They were not rushed.

SUNY Students, It's Your Turn

SUNY students are getting vaccinated for themselves and their communities. Hear some of their reasons. Share your reason with us in a short video (or in writing with a photo) to be featured in our #30DayVaxChallenge campaign.

Share your reason

Share your vaccine story with these social media cards:
(Download instructions for how to create below)

I got my COVID vaccine Social media card template for square display.
I got my COVID vaccine Social media card template for vertical display.
I got my COVID vaccine Social media card template for horizontal display.

SUNY Is Leading in New York's Fight Against COVID-19

SUNY is not only ensuring that our campuses are safe for our students, faculty, and staff, we're rallying to help New York State overcome COVID-19 so we can all get back to normal.

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1,000,000+ (and counting)

COVID-19 vaccines administered at SUNY sites

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36 SUNY Campuses

having served as vaccine distribution sites

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#1 Ranked

COVID saliva test in the world

Learn More About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal choice. Learn more about the vaccines from reliable health authorities like the CDC and FDA, linked below. And always consult with your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about the COVID-19 vaccines.