COVID-19 Update: State and County Expand COVID Booster Eligibility

Dear Students, Families, Faculty and Staff:

As the University continues to monitor updates regarding vaccine eligibility, I wanted to share with you the latest guidance from New York State and Onondaga County.

The state and county have announced that any individual age 18 or older who had a COVID-19 vaccine and feels they are at risk is eligible to get a booster shot, if they had their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna at least six months ago or had the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

If you are eligible, booster shots are available at Onondaga County’s vaccine clinics and the New York State fairgrounds, as well as at pharmacies. Availability can also be found by checking the website. Any future on-campus booster clinics will be announced at such time as they become available.

Faculty or staff members who have questions about the booster should contact their physician; students who have questions can contact the Barnes Center at The Arch at 315.443.8000.

Thank you for your continued commitment to our community’s public health. And, as we head into the holiday week, I wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy Thanksgiving.


J. Michael Haynie
Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation