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Potsdam Prepared: COVID-19 Updates

Vaccine Information

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic. Learn about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination online so you’ll be ready when you are eligible.  For questions about the vaccine, please call 1-833-697-4829 (1-833-NYS4VAX).

SUNY Potsdam Student Health Services DOES NOT have any vaccines to distribute and are NOT scheduling appointments to give the vaccine.  If this situation changes, we will notify the campus community immediately.

Students with questions regarding vaccinations can contact Bridget Bradish, Health Educator.

Vaccination Eligibility

  • Due to the current supply of vaccinations, New York State is distributing vaccinations in phases. Individuals are required to confirm their own eligibility.
  • List of current qualifying conditions

To determine your eligibility:

Vaccination Appointments

Check online for an appointment available at a New York State run-vaccination site. We encourage you to check the website often for availability.

New York State Vaccination Site at SUNY Potsdam

SUNY Potsdam’s Maxcy Hall Fieldhouse is a regional New York State (NYS) testing site.

  • SUNY Potsdam will not handle details related to appointment scheduling or administration of immunizations
  • NYS is administering the Pfizer vaccine at this site
  • Appointments can be made online. We encourage individuals to check back often as new appointments are added each day.
  • Questions can be directed to sunypotsdammvs@health.ny.gov.

Visiting campus for your vaccination appointment? Follow the signage to our facilities and view our campus map here (PDF).

Tips for Navigating the Vaccine Registration Website

  1. This site asks for the same information in several areas, you may feel like you did something wrong, but you did not. Just keep following the flow of the form.
     
  2. Have your insurance card ready.  The vaccine is FREE, but they collect your insurance information anyway.  Click on “Commercial Insurance” if you have private insurance (not Medicare or Medicaid)  You will notice that some of the answer boxes say “optional.”  The information they are asking for may not be on your insurance card.  Skip the “optional” boxes and move on to the next questions.
     
  3. More appointments become available all day. Once you have your appointment, you can go online every day and resubmit your information to see if you can get an earlier appointment. If you make an earlier appointment, they will send you an email about cancelling your initial appointment.
     
  4. Most vaccines require two injections. The site staff will schedule your next vaccination during your first visit.

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