Chancellor Malatras Issues Statement Commending SUNY Colleges and Universities Serving as Vaccination Sites

January 11, 2021

"Time and time again, SUNY has taken on whatever task was needed to combat COVID, and today is no different. I want to express my gratitude to the University at Albany, Stony Brook University, the University at Buffalo, Binghamton University, and SUNY Potsdam for volunteering to serve as vaccination sites for their respective communities. In the weeks and months to come, eligible New Yorkers will make appointments and arrive at these SUNY campuses to receive the vaccine and protection from COVID-19. I am proud of these institutions for mobilizing so quickly, and of our university system as a whole for continuing to offer major contributions in the battle against this virus."

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