CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) — SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced Tuesday over 375,000 vaccines have been administered at over 30 SUNY colleges and universities statewide.
“From the start, SUNY has stepped up time and time again to fight against COVID-19. As part of our effort, we have provided New Yorkers a network of vaccination centers that will help us ultimately turn the page on this vicious virus,” Chancellor Malatras said. “As of today, over 375,000 shots have been administered on SUNY campuses—an important milestone thanks to the tireless work between our campuses and state and county officials. As long as there are New Yorkers in need of this vaccine, SUNY will open more doors to partner in providing this service, and with a third approved vaccine on its way to states, we are ready to help accelerate this process so all adults in our state get vaccinated.”
Corning Community College is not one of the vaccination centers as of yet, but President Dr. William P. Mullaney has told 18 News numerous times they are ready to open their campus for this initiative.
Malatras made this announcement today while touring SUNY Broome Community College—one of the 32 vaccination centers.
“We are honored and happy that SUNY Broome was able to lend its support to our region’s critical COVID vaccine efforts. Our Ice Center is uniquely equipped for this work given that its air handling system approximates outdoor conditions, making it a safer indoor venue than most buildings can provide,” SUNY Broome Community College President Kevin Drumm said. “We thank the County for operating the site and our local hospitals for their work in administering vaccines. Our site has administered over 5,000 doses since it opened. The number of doses administered daily changes depending on vaccine availability, but the goal for today through next Tuesday is 3,580.”
The vaccination sites are state or county-run according to a statement released by SUNY.
SUNY is currently providing 32 active sites across the state serving as state or county-run vaccination sites. They include SUNY’s 11 state-operated campuses, 15 community colleges, and six hospital locations.
Currently, SUNY Broome is among 15 community colleges serving their counties:
- Hudson Valley
- Mohawk Valley
SUNY campuses serving as state or county vaccination locations include:
- University at Albany
- Binghamton University
- University at Buffalo
- SUNY Cortland
- SUNY Fredonia
- Morrisville State College
- SUNY Oswego
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica
- SUNY Plattsburgh
- SUNY Potsdam
- Stony Brook University.