SU Begins Vaccinating Students
By Bradley Hoppenstein
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – This morning Syracuse University began administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
SU has received an initial allotment of 1,600 shots of the single-dose J&J vaccine from New York State and Onondaga County, per an email from the SU Public Health Team.
It was just yesterday morning that Gov. Cuomo’s opened vaccinations to all adults in New York State, but SU requested vaccines and permission to distribute from the state weeks ago.
The University emailed students earlier this week asking them to pre-register for their shot from the Barnes Center if they are interested in getting vaccinated on campus. On Tuesday, Barnes Center staff began contacting students who pre-registered, with shots beginning this morning in the Barnes Center.
As of now, SU has not made any announcements regarding a vaccination requirement for the Fall 2021 semester.
The 1,600 doses from the state and county are seen as a starting point for the University’s vaccination efforts, with more doses likely to come from the state in the coming weeks.
Students who receive a vaccine on campus are not required to submit documentation to the Patient Portal, while the University requires those who get their vaccine off campus to provide proof of their vaccination via the Patient Portal.