Hundreds of Students Get Vaccinated at SU
By Benjamin Schiller
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Over 75-percent of the on-campus student population is vaccinated, Syracuse University held vaccine clinics for students on campus at the barnes center for less than a month. SU public health expert doctor David Larsen says while getting students vaccinated is the school’s priority, communication from students is another goal for the university.
“Right now the big push is to get people to upload their vaccine status.”
Some students hesitated with getting the first vaccine on-campus, the one-dose johnson and johnson shot. But, SU didn’t have the option in picking their vaccine choice.
“The rule of vaccines in a pandemic is that you get the first vaccine that you are available to get and the Johnson and Johnson (vaccine) was the one allocated to the university.”
SU stopped distributing the JJ vaccine after the FDA recommended a pause in April. the Barnes Center switched to Pfzier afterwards. since the semester ends this month, SU is no longer vaccinating students on campus, but Larsen remains optimistic for the fall semester.
“We anticipate that 98% of students will be vaccinated before the fall semester.”