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LATEST NEWS (3/29/21):

New York State has announced that eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines has opened up for individuals age 30 and over, starting Tuesday, March 30 and for those age 16 and over, beginningTuesday, April 6. See the Governor’s announcement here .


Vaccine supply, eligibility and appointment availability continue to open up in New York State. We strongly encourage everyone eligible to get their vaccines. 

If you haven't been vaccinated yet, please regularly visit the 'I Am Eligible' New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) website for available appointments at locations across the State. That includes the newly opened point of distribution (POD) site at our Stony Brook Southampton campus. You can find more complete information on vaccines - including the most up to date eligibility categories - here.  For up-to-date Stony Brook-related information, visit the Stony Brook Medicine Information About Coronavirus web page.  

We have administered more than 100,000 vaccines right here at Stony Brook and will continue to keep you informed as opportunities to be vaccinated - on campus or off - present themselves.

Please remember that the NYSDOH is the sole authority for determining vaccine eligibility, making appointments and providing us with supplies they receive from the federal government. Demand often exceeds supply and we  often receive vaccine allocations with little advance notice.

We all look forward to the time when more employees and students are eligible to receive the vaccine and we appreciate your patience and support. In the meantime, we will continue to keep you informed as guidelines and requirements evolve in this rapidly changing environment. Please help us keep our community safe and well by continuing to follow all the safety precautions that have kept our campus open for in-person learning, such as mask wearing, social distancing and frequent hand washing. Until further notice, this applies even after you've had a vaccine.

See why it's so important - and safe - to get your vaccine. View three short PSAs with Dr. Sharon Nachman, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Stony Brook Children's Hospital here. 


Vaccine updates

Update - Vaccines, spring/summer safety guidance for students and all ( March 25, 2021
HR Provides Information on COVID-19 Vaccination Leave ( March 25, 2021)
Stony Brook Southampton Opens as State Vaccination Site ( March 19, 2021)
Update - Expanded vaccine eligibility, new vaccine locations and continuing safety protocols (  March 11, 2021)
Update - Vaccines, in-person learning, return to work reminders and expanded pool testing (  February 25, 2021)
Update - COVID testing reminders/updates and expanded vaccine eligibility (  February 12, 2021)
Update - Testing, screening, vaccines and safe celebration guidelines (  February 4, 2021)
Special Update - Appointments Available at NYSDOH Community Vaccination Pod at Innovation and Discovery Center (   January 29, 2021
SBU Hospital Among Highest Performing Vaccine Distribution Sites in New York (   January 20, 2021 )
Update - Latest vaccine information, Spring 2021 student information, SBM news (   January 15, 2021 )
HR Update for Faculty and Staff: Age Requirement Change and New SBU Point of Distribution for Vaccine (   January 13, 2021 )
Faculty and Staff Vaccination Eligibility and Distribution Update (   January 11, 2021 )
HR Issues Vaccination Update to All Faculty and Staff (   January 5, 2021 )



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