Chancellor Malatras Statement on Stony Brook Hitting 100,000 Vaccine Milestone

March 23, 2021

"Back in December, Stony Brook frontline medical worker Kisa King was the first person from SUNY to receive a COVID-19 vaccine—a significant moment and much-needed marker of hope for our entire university system. Three months later, Stony Brook has now administered more than 100,000 vaccines. This massive undertaking is protecting more and more Long Islanders from coronavirus—an effort Stony Brook has been committed to and on the front lines of since day one of the pandemic—and putting surrounding communities on a path toward restoring normalcy." 

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