Chancellor Malatras Statement on Rockland Community College Serving as a State-Run Vaccination Site

March 29, 2021

"As New York State expands COVID vaccine eligibility—including those age 16 and up beginning next week—SUNY is proud to have more of our campus sites be utilized for safe and efficient vaccinations. Rockland Community College is the latest state-run SUNY vaccination site that will open, allowing more New Yorkers to get a lifesaving vaccine from the 90,000 square foot Eugene Levy Fieldhouse. It’s all hands in to provide resources to beat this pandemic, and SUNY is proud to serve at every opportunity, including 36 campuses as vaccination sites with 44 locations. My thanks to President Michael Baston and all involved at Rockland Community College for quickly answering the call."


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