On Tuesday, April 6, New Yorkers 16 years of age and older became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. While expanding eligibility was an important step, it has also been my goal to bring the vaccine directly to our students. Rensselaer has been working with New York State to secure a vaccine supply for our students, and I write to share we have secured an initial allocation of 1,700 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The Division of Student Life will conduct outreach with additional information about the vaccine and how Rensselaer students may schedule appointments. At this time, vaccinations administered on campus are only available to Rensselaer students. We will continue to work with New York State to secure additional doses and to expand eligibility.
We all play a role in protecting our health and safety, and I encourage eligible students to schedule a vaccine appointment.
Thank you for all you have done to keep yourselves and our community safe and healthy.