A Message from Felix (Felo) V. Matos Rodriguez, CUNY Chancellor
*Note: The mandate below is pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) full and granted approvals for any COVID-19 vaccines. We ask that all CCNY Students continue to monitor their emails and communication platforms, like CCNY official social media channels and the CCNY website, for further updates and any adjustments to this guidance.
Dear CUNY students,
Earlier today, Governor Cuomo announced that COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all students attending in-person classes beginning this fall. With this in mind, I continue to strongly encourage every member of our CUNY familia to get vaccinated as soon as they are able.
Seeing many of your post-vax photos under the #VaxUpCUNY hashtag has already provided an uplifting reminder of the many ways that CUNY can come together to keep ourselves, our families and our city safe.
Getting vaccinated could not be easier: All vaccination sites in New York City allow walk-ins, meaning you do not need an appointment in advance, though you can still make one if you’d prefer. You can even visit one of our campuses to get your life-saving shot. Sites are located at Medgar Evers College, York College, City College, Lehman College and Queensborough Community College. For more information about the vaccine and where to get it, visit our #VaxUpCUNY webpage.
In the days ahead, we will be issuing guidance regarding exemptions to the vaccination requirement and other related matters; meanwhile, if I were a student who has not yet been vaccinated, I would not delay getting the vaccine. I cannot say it strongly enough: This is the most important thing each of us can do to keep the coronavirus under control moving forward.
I cannot wait to see many of your faces safely and in-person this fall. Let’s #VaxUpCUNY and end this pandemic for good.
For your information:
- Are you curious about what the process at a vaccine site is like? CUNY student Naomi walks us through it.
- I visited a CUNY vaccine site that has vaccinated more than 200K people.
- Watch a special message from nurse and two-time CUNY alum Sandra Lindsay, the first American to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Meet members of the CUNY familia who have taken the pledge to #VaxUpCUNY.
Last Updated: 05/11/2021 16:41