‘Vaxmobile’ stops at Molloy College to offer students COVID-19 shots
A mobile COVID-19 vaccine site was on campus at Molloy College as students returned for the spring semester on Monday.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced last month that all SUNY and CUNY students returning to campuses this year must receive a COVID-19 booster shot if they are eligible.
Dr. Adhi Sharma, the president of Mount Sinai Hospital, says the “vaxmobile” is a great solution for students who couldn’t get appointments on their own.
About 150 appointments were booked on Monday, mostly for booster shots.
Molloy College President James Lentini says most people complied with the vaccine requirement. He also says 80% of students are back in person for classes for this semester, which is the normal percentage.
Students says they feel safe coming to school knowing everyone is vaccinated and boosted.
“It was so much easier than making my own. Actually, I tried to make one through CVS, but I had to wait another like three weeks, so I thought why not just get it here,” says Molloy graduate student Matthew McVeigh.
Sophomore Georgia Bedolas says, “I think it's kind of like getting the measles vaccine or the chicken pox. It’s just another vaccine you need, and I think it’s really important to keep others safe around us, especially as a nursing student."
The school is working on more potential dates for the “vaxmobile” site to visit campus again.
Rockland-based Pfizer plans to submit findings that 3 shots offer strong protection for kids under 5