Students heading to campus at any SUNY school this month will have to have the COVID-19 vaccine by September 27. While the Pfizer vaccine has full FDA approval, any of them will do.
The problem is that within the next two days – students will not have time to get the two-dose vaccines. So, they will be faced with getting the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or risk the consequences.
All students without an approved exemption must be fully vaccinated by September 27.
There are a number of state-run vaccine sites active across New York. Pharmacies are also providing vaccine doses, as well as local health departments.
Here’s another thing to remember: There is no guarantee that students who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get their money back. In fact, many schools across the country – mostly private institutions – are charging students who are unvaccinated.
There also may not be that much notification in the process. As unvaccinated students at colleges in other states have learned – being unenrolled is automatically triggered and automated – if a student is deemed unvaccinated.
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