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COVID-19 Vaccine

Fordham has no vaccines on hand. We will inform the University community when that changes. As with testing, vaccine distribution will be monitored via VitalCheck. Residents of New York state with certain comorbidities will be eligible to be vaccinated beginning Monday, Feb. 15. View the state’s full list of eligible conditions.

Fordham has been approved by the New York City Department of Health to provide the vaccine to eligible Fordham community members, when available. Unfortunately, we do not expect to have the vaccine anytime soon, as supplies are extremely limited. Therefore, we highly encourage you to sign up for vaccination at either the New York state or New York City websites.

We have not received a detailed definition of who is considered an “in-person college instructor.” Our understanding is that if you are a University employee: faculty, adjunct faculty, lecturer, or teaching or lab assistant, providing in-person or hybrid in-person on-ground teaching in a classroom, lab, or similar educational setting, that you fit this criterion. You will be asked to self certify this at all vaccination sites. 

To receive the vaccine at New York state/New York city sites, eligible “in-person college instructors” can show a current Fordham ID, a letter from the University, or a pay stub as identification. For a letter of employment please contact your dean’s office. Those New York state residents 65 and over may need a legal form of ID showing their date of birth and New York state residence status, such as driver’s license. Further information is available at the vaccine registration sites.