Date: April 5, 2021
To: The NYU Student Community
From: Dr. Carlo Ciotoli, Exec. Lead, COVID Prevention & Response Team

We have received notice from the City that we will receive vaccine stock this week, so we can expand our vaccination efforts, beginning with 1,200 students. This coincides nicely with the State’s decision to permit New York residents aged 16 and above to receive vaccines beginning Tuesday, April 6.

So, we have some important information to convey:

  • Step 1: Students participating in academics at the New York campus this semester who want to be vaccinated must fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest & Certification Survey promptly.
    • Don’t fill out the survey if you’ve: (a) already received at least one dose somewhere else or (b) already signed up for a vaccination appointment elsewhere. Also, in accordance with the Executive Order, only those 16 years of age or older who reside in New York or those who work in New York in certain types of jobs are eligible to be vaccinated.
      • Those eligible due to age: Proof of residency will be required when you arrive for your vaccination appointment. For those in student housing, your NYU ID with your dorm sticker will suffice. For those living off-campus, please bring verification of NYS residency.
      • Those eligible due to work or employment status: Proof of employment in NY State in these job categories (regardless of residency) will be required.
    • You will receive an email acknowledging you completed the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest & Certification Survey.
  • Step 2: We will randomly select 1,200 of those who have completed the survey to be the first group to be vaccinated beginning April 6.
    • Those 1,200 will receive an email inviting them to schedule an appointment on a first-come, first-served basis. It will be important to watch for this email.
      • You have 48 hours from the time you receive the email to sign up for an appointment. You will receive an email confirmation of your appointment after you sign up.
      • There will be additional groups offered vaccinations in the following weeks as more vaccine is made available to us.
  • Step 3: You will receive a follow-up email on the day of your appointment indicating the documents you need to complete before you arrive and providing you with other instructions for being vaccinated. Please read it carefully and follow the instructions.
    • The first cohort will receive vaccinations at the Student Health Center, 726 Broadway, 2nd floor.

Each week, we will send out additional invitations to randomly selected NYU students as we receive more vaccine from NY City to offer to students (faculty and staff will continue to be offered appointments through NYU Langone Health, vaccine supply permitting, or they may secure an appointment elsewhere on their own).

Limitations on Our Student Vaccination Operations

We will vaccinate as many students as we can, given the limitations on vaccine stock. However, we encourage students to seek other vaccination appointments elsewhere.

Final important points

(1) Get Vaccinated ... NYU strongly encourages all eligible members to be vaccinated. All three approved vaccines are safe, effective, and the best way to end the pandemic. And (2) ... Do NOT Wait to Get Vaccinated Through NYU: We currently have a very limited supply of vaccine to offer each week, and at this pace, it will take a long time for NYU to vaccinate its whole community. So, don’t wait: If you are not among the first group randomly selected by NYU, by all means please seek out the earliest appointment you can, wherever you can. Try using the City or State portals, or Turbovax or the NYC Vaccine List; it may require a bit of persistence and time in front of a smartphone or computer screen, but there are vaccination appointments to be had.