Chancellor Malatras Statement on SUNY Campus Vaccination Sites

February 24, 2021

"Over the past couple of months, our SUNY campuses and hospitals have proudly served as vaccination centers for state and county officials—providing space and resources to vaccinate more than 300,000 individuals thus far and counting. And with news of vaccine production ramping up for states, more SUNY campuses are raising their hands to join the effort. SUNY Fredonia is the most recent, entering into an agreement with the Chautauqua County Department of Health to serve the region. Fighting this pandemic has shown the value of partnership and pooling of resources, and SUNY will continue to offer our support at every turn."

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