Chancellor Malatras Statement on SUNY Potsdam Surpassing 50,000 Vaccinations on Campus

March 19, 2021

"SUNY Potsdam has been a leader in serving its community as a vaccination site, and today they have administered more than 50,000 doses of the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine. And now as New York State has opened up eligibility for more New Yorkers to receive their doses, we know that SUNY Potsdam will continue to rise to the occasion. I congratulate SUNY Potsdam President Kristin Esterberg and her team for reaching this milestone, and I thank them for all of their hard work in helping our state win the battle against COVID-19."

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