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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.   Where can I find a copy of SUNY’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy?
A.   The SUNY-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is available on SUNY’s website.

Q.   When did SUNY’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy become effective?
A.   SUNY’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy was adopted on August 21, 2021, and became effective upon full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine on August 23, 2021.

Q.   Am I required to be vaccinated?
A.  

All students enrolled in on-campus courses, and all students who intend to access campus facilities must provide proof that they have completed a full COVID-19 vaccine series (i.e., receiving at least one dose of a single dose vaccine series, or at least a second dose of a two-dose vaccine series) in order to continue enrollment in on-campus courses and to continue accessing campus facilities.

In addition, as soon as they are eligible, students are required to present evidence of a COVID-19 vaccine booster during the spring 2022 semester. Details regarding student eligibility to receive the booster will be communicated directly to students and made available on the website.


Q.   I am not enrolled in any on-campus courses. Do I still need to become vaccinated this semester?
A.   Students whose course of study is fully remote may be exempted from the COVID-19 Vaccination requirement. For this exemption to apply, the student must have no physical presence on campus nor reasonably anticipate using on-campus services for the entirety of the academic term. Students must submit a Fully Remote Attestation form, which requires them to state that they understand they will not be allowed to use any College facility unless they submit proof of vaccination and booster in accordance with SUNY’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requirements or are granted an applicable medical or religious exemption.

Q.   Will I have to pay for the COVID-19 Vaccination? What if I do not have health insurance?
A.   No. COVID-19 vaccinations are free. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.

Q.   I have already received my COVID-19 vaccination and booster but need to submit proof. Where do I send my vaccine card.
A.   Students should provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster to their campus Health Services Office. This can be done by bringing the vaccination card in-person during business hours or emailing a copy (front AND back) to the campus Health Services Office at: covid19vaccinecards@sunysuffolk.edu

Q.   I have not yet been vaccinated but want to get vaccinated in order to register for in-person classes. Where can I get vaccinated, and do I need an appointment?
A.  

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available at local pharmacies, New York State- and County-run vaccination sites, clinics, and other locations across the state. Some sites are offering vaccinations on a walk-in basis, without an appointment. You can find locations with availability near you and search by vaccine type using the resources from:

SUNY: https://www.suny.edu/knowyourvax/

Suffolk County: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine

NYS Department of Health: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ (including the New York State-run vaccination site at SUNY Stony Brook)

Vaccines.gov: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489)