Chancellor Malatras Announces Over 375,000 Vaccines Administered at SUNY Campuses Across the State

March 3, 2021

32 Campuses Serving as Locations to Help Vaccinate Eligible New Yorkers

SUNY Offering All Remaining Campuses to Serve as Vaccination Sites to Accelerate Vaccine Distribution for More New Yorkers

Binghamton, NY – State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced today from the SUNY Broome Community College vaccination site that over 375,000 vaccines have been administered to date from 32 SUNY colleges and universities. He also announced that SUNY continues to offer all remaining campuses across the state to serve as vaccination sites to help accelerate vaccine distribution for more New Yorkers.

"From the start, SUNY has stepped up time and time again to fight against COVID-19. As part of our effort we have provided New Yorkers a network of vaccination centers that will help us ultimately turn the page on this vicious virus. As of today, over 375,000 shots have been administered on SUNY campuses—an important milestone thanks to the tireless work between our campuses and state and county officials," said Chancellor Malatras. "As long as there are New Yorkers in need of this vaccine, SUNY will open more doors to partner in providing this service, and with a third approved vaccine on its way to states, we are ready to help accelerate this process so all adults in our state get vaccinated."

SUNY Broome Community College President Kevin Drumm said, "We are honored and happy that SUNY Broome was able to lend its support to our region's critical COVID vaccine efforts. Our Ice Center is uniquely equipped for this work given that its air handling system approximates outdoor conditions, making it a safer indoor venue than most buildings can provide. We thank the County for operating the site and our local hospitals for their work in administering vaccines. Our site has administered over 5,000 doses since it opened. The number of doses administered daily changes depending on vaccine availability, but the goal for today through next Tuesday is 3,580."

SUNY is currently providing 32 active sites across the state serving as state or county-run vaccination sites. They include SUNY’s 11 state-operated campuses, 15 community colleges, and six hospitals.

Currently, SUNY Broome is among 15 community colleges serving their counties, including: Columbia-Greene, Erie, Fulton-Montgomery, Genesee, Herkimer, Hudson Valley, Jamestown, Jefferson, Mohawk Valley, Nassau, Schenectady, Suffolk, Ulster, and Westchester. Together, the campuses have served at sites for 100,000 vaccinations to date.

SUNY campuses serving as state or county vaccination locations include: University at Albany, Binghamton University, University at Buffalo, SUNY Cortland, SUNY Fredonia, Morrisville State College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Potsdam, and Stony Brook University. Combined, the locations have been the sites for 225,000 doses.

In addition, SUNY hospitals at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Stony Brook University, and Upstate Medical have provided vaccines to healthcare and other essential workers within Phase 1A and 1B, with 50,000 doses administered.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY's 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.3 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2021, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit suny.edu.


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