Do You #KnowYourVax?

There’s a lot of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. So it’s critical that you get the facts from sources you can trust — like SUNY's medical experts and trusted community leaders from across New York State. You can make a difference by talking to your friends and loved ones about the vaccine, calling out misinformation when you see it, and sharing trusted sources of information. Start by watching and sharing these PSAs from our SUNY experts.

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Dr. Raul Vazquez, CEO of Urban Family Practice in Buffalo and a University at Buffalo alumnus, explains his experience with the vaccine and the science behind it.

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Dr. Sharon Nachman, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Stony Brook Children's Hospital, discusses the science and the process behind vaccine development.

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Hay mucho desinformación sobre la vacuna Covid 19. Es tan importante que obtengan los hechos de fuentes de información de los cuales ud confía. La vacuna del Covid 19 es segura, efectiva, y es la mejor manera de protejernos. Antes de decidirse asegúrese de que ud conosca su VAX.

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Teresa Smith, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, shares some information about COVID vaccine facts.

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Dr. Daryl Dykes, Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Professor at Upstate Medical University, explains some facts and myths behind the development of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.

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Dr. Wayne Riley, President of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, discusses the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines for people in communities of color.

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פאלשע אינפארמאציע וועגן דיא קורונה וואקסין. דערפאר איז זייער קריטיש איהר זאלט באקומען דיא פאקטען פון פארלעסליכע מקורות וואס איהר קענט זיך פארלאזען אויף זיי.
די וואקסין פון קאוויד 19 איז הונדרעט פארצענט פארזיכערט, עפעקטיוו און דאס איז אונזער בעסטע געלעגענהייט מו זיך באשיצען און צוריקגייען צו נארמאל.
פאר דעם וואס איהר זייט מחליט מאכט זיכער אז איהר ווייסט דיא פאקטס!

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Dr. Sharon Brangman, Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, speaks of the importance of not letting rumors be the source of vaccine information.


See the full #KnowYourVax playlist on YouTube for more videos, including PSAs in multiple languages.

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.

Note: These messages are 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. See below for more information.

Make Your Appointment

All New Yorkers age 16 and above are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines as of April 6. Find your nearest site and make an appointment today.

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SUNY Students, It's Your Turn

What's your reason for getting vaccinated? To gather safely again with family and friends? To visit a grandparent? To see a live concert again? Share your reason with us in a short video (or in writing with a photo) to be featured in SUNY's #ItsYourTurn campaign.

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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

currently serving 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.