State to utilize SUNY campuses to help distribute vaccines

State officials are looking at locations all around the state, and the Hudson Valley where people will be able to go get their COVID-19 vaccinations once more doses becomes available.

News 12 Staff

Jan 6, 2021, 5:43 PM

Updated 1,295 days ago

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State officials are looking at locations all around the state, and the Hudson Valley, where people will be able to go get their COVID-19 vaccinations once more doses becomes available.
Gov. Andrew  Cuomo is calling for a retail network of public distribution sites that will be available for essential workers and the general public, to get the vaccine once the federal government increases the number of doses sent to New York.
Part of the plan includes setting up drive-thru sites at SUNY and CUNY schools around the state, and the Jacob Javits Center in the city.
"We are building a volunteer corps. We have already received 882 students now that will step up, who can actually help administer a vaccine through the state of New York -- SUNY students giving back," says Jim Malatras, chancellor of the State University of New York.
Other locations include pharmacies, health centers, county health departments, urgent care clinics and private doctors. There's also talk of pop-up sites at community centers and churches.
The governor says that in the Mid-Hudson region there are already 549 provider sites who plan to administer vaccines.


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