SUNY Oswego offers 500 COVID-19 vaccines to students

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Oswego, N.Y. — SUNY Oswego is offering an additional 500 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to their students.

Announced in an email sent to students Thursday afternoon, the clinic will be open at Hewitt Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, so students who are interested in getting a vaccine are urged to make an appointment. 

Only students 18 and above are eligible for the vaccine, students need to fill out some forms before their appointment and also bring their student IDs. For those students that are unable to get a spot in the clinic, they can sign their name on the COVID-19 vaccine waiting list for the next clinic. 

SUNY Oswego hosted their first closed pod vaccination clinic on Tuesday and had successful results. The SUNY Oswego Chief Communication Officer, Wayne Westervelt said that within two hours after sending the message to students all 500 spots were reserved by students. 

“I’ve been waiting for the school to offer vaccines, I’m just glad I have the option to get the vaccine before I go home”, said Micheal Saavedra, SUNY Oswego junior. 

Students who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine make an appointment at this link. Campus Safety Manager, Pamela Caraccioli, said that students can expect another clinic in the upcoming week, more information to come.