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SUNY Vaccine Policy

On Aug. 23, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, enacting the SUNY policy, adopted on Aug. 21, 2021, that directs public colleges and universities to mandate that all students who intend to engage in-person at a SUNY campus or facility must receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

On Dec. 27, 2021, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul announced the continuation of the student vaccine mandate, including a requirement that all students with a campus presence get a booster shot by Feb. 1, 2022, or within one month of gaining booster eligibility.

The full policy and additional resources are found below.