Chancellor Malatras Statement on the Opening of SUNY Oneonta’s Vaccination Site

March 19, 2021

"SUNY Oneonta today joins nearly three dozen SUNY campuses serving as vaccination sites for their respective communities. So far, our campuses have administered more than 550,000 vaccines—proof that these partnerships between our colleges, local communities, and New York State—from Long Island to the North Country—are helping turn the page on COVID. I want to thank Acting President Dennis Craig, Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, other elected representatives, and local health officials for their dedication to working together to make this happen."

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