Pause with J&J vaccine throws kink into SUNY’s plan to vaccinate students

The pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be a major setback in the vaccination effort, including with SUNY's plans to vaccinate students on campuses before they leave for the semester.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2021, 4:30 PM

Updated 1,168 days ago

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The pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be a major setback in the vaccination effort, including with SUNY's plans to vaccinate students on campuses before they leave for the semester.
SUNY officials are working with the state Health Department to secure alternative COVID-19 vaccines for its nearly 400,000 students.
Officials said last week that they would start offering the one-shot vaccine to all SUNY students statewide.
The plan was to get as many students fully vaccinated before leaving campus this spring to speed up the return to all in-person learning next semester.
Starting Wednesday, Purchase College will bus any student who had a J&J appointment to Westchester Medical Center to get a Moderna shot instead.
More than 18,000 J&J shots were sent out to half of SUNY's 64 campuses.


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